Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More goose damage

Turf damage on 7 fairway from geese
The snow has finally melted and we have been able to get out to begin cleaning up the damage left by our flock of Canada geese.  When we get a large snow events along with a lot of wind the course is left with small areas of exposed turf while the rest of the course can be under a foot of snow.  When we have these exposed areas of turf the geese will begin to feed on these areas until there is no grass left to eat.  This picture from 7 fairway is a perfect example of there feeding pattern.  While the grass has been chewed down to the crown, we should see a 100% recovery from this damage once the grass begins to grow a month from now.

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