Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Watering

watering 18 green in December
While the unseasonably warm weather is great for golf, it makes most Superintendents worry about the health of the grass coming out of winter. With less than 1/2 of an inch of rainfall since the middle of October we have been watering different areas of the golf course on a daily bases to help replenish the moisture levels in the soil.  The turf does not need as much water as when it is actively growing, but it does need a 'drink' every couple of weeks to stay alive during the winter months.

 Excessive cart traffic on dormant grass is another concern Superintendents have during the winter.  Golf carts can cause serious injury if there are no traffic control measures put in place.  So as you are out on the course, please watch for new rope patterns and signage so we can keep the course as healthy as possible.

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