Sunday, November 22, 2015

End of the Golf Season?

Last Saturday, we did our annual irrigation blowout.  We rented a 850 CFM air compressor and hooked it up at the pump house.  Jose first goes to each green and tee and uses a quick coupler key to get most of the water out.

When he gets mostly air coming out I take over and turn on every sprinkler head until we get a fine mist.

This process takes us about 8 hours.  We are a flat golf course which makes the job easier.  On a hilly course, water can pool in low areas which takes extra time.

The last couple of weeks I've been cutting down our wild areas.  If not mowed, weeds, trees and scrub bushes would take over.

One week after the irrigation blowout, we got 6 inches of snow.  It's supposed to warm up this week, so maybe a couple more rounds of golf can be played.
Last week, I was also able to apply our last chemical application to prevent snow mold this winter.  At Lansing, we spray our greens.  Courses with bentgrass tees and fairways also spray those areas.