Putting surface aeration went well on Tuesday 9/3/19 and the greens should recover fairly quickly with near perfect weather and a not as aggressive process this time around. We had some mechanical difficulties on Thursday 9/15/19 that stalled us on fairway aeration but we are making up some lost ground this morning Friday 9/6/19 before any large wave of golfers.
Next week schedule is below. Our goal is to finish fairway aeration, first wave of seeding and topdressing of remaining fairways, as well as getting surrounds aerated and fertilized. We should be able to accomplish this with a front 9 and back 9 alternating closure until 2:30 PM on just Tuesday and Wednesday. We are looking forward to fall and the cooler weather, shorter days and the cool season turf rejuvenation it brings.
- Monday 9/9/19 - Topdressing FW's Course Closed
- Tuesday 9/10/19 - Surrounds Aeration Front 9 Closed till 2:30 PM
- Wednesday 9/11/19 - Surrounds Aeration Back 9 Closed till 2:30 PM
|Enrique aerifying #12 fairway this morning
|#12 after a application of topdressing sand
Granite Bay has always needed to recover from summer losses of our cool season turf and 2019 is no exception. We typically go through 10 tons of perennial ryegrass seed at a cost of over $20,000. In order for that investment, and more importantly course conditions to recover, this seed needs to remain wet during the first two weeks on the ground so it can germinate and establish. Because of that necessity the golf course will be purposely wet over the next couple weeks so much so that we might have to call for cart path only for a few days.