The windmill was installed this week. It is intended to provide aeration to the pond on #1. The windmill provides power to run a small air compressor which provides oxygen through a complex of three diffusers located through out the pond. This will help in clarification and allow microbiological enzymes and bacteria to do their jobs in reducing carbon build-up. We are very excited about this project.
Thursday night we had two irrigation lines remain on. The temperature dipped to 23F. As a result of this situation a major buildup of ice occurred in two different areas on the course. Ugh!!!. We may have lost a tree due to this. We sure don't need this to happen.
The crew is doing a great job in edging bunkers, cart paths and cleaning up the landscapes around the clubhouse and parking lot areas. I have got the best crew in the world. What a wonderful job they are doing.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday afternoon we aerated eight greens and picked up cores on three of those eight. Monday we aerated the other twelve greens, picked up cores on all those greens but one. We applied sand and brushed eighteen out of twenty greens. What a great crew we have. Makes all the difference. Today we hope to open the first nine holes to players by eleven a.m. if everything goes as planned. Right now it is twenty degrees so I don't expect an early start. Ugh.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
This week we are aerifying greens starting with this afternoon. So far we have aerated eight greens, picked plugs on four of those eight. Giving favorable weather conditions the next two days we should be on track with completing all twenty by the end of Tuesday, March 23rd. Aerification allows water, oxygen and nutrients from fertilizer applications to penetrate the soil. Aerification also helps decrease compaction of the greens surface and helps reduce thatch.