Monday, August 31, 2020

Granite Bay Fall 2020 Aeration

The fall equinox is only 22 days away and Labor Day is only a week away. This marks the traditional time of the year for Granite Bay's course aeration and the time of the year that our cool season turf will start to recover from the Summer. 

#12 Green Surround aerated and topdressed last week.

Last week aerated the Santa Anna hybrid bermuda surrounds and are doing the same to the #17 fairway this morning Monday 8/31/20 before a 10:00 event. The rush on aerating these areas prior to the greens and other cool season turf  is to capture as much warm weather that is left in the year for recovery of the warm season Santa Anna. This highlights some of the difficult maintenance strategies we are currently balancing with our mix of turf which hopefully will not be long term. 

#17 Fairway Santa Anna Hybrid Bermuda aeration in process

The past two aeration cycles we have minimized and eliminated some aeration cultural practices in anticipation of a major turf renovation project. And even through we made it through the summer of 2020 in better condition then  past summers, the course needs an aeration. Sooner or later we will finish what we started as far as renovation is concerned but until then we have to take care of what we have and aeration unfortunately is a part of overall turf care and conditioning. Therefore we will get started with 2020 fall aeration directly after Labor Day. The below schedule is what we will be doing this fall. 

2020 Granite Bay Golf Club Fall Aeration Schedule

Mon 9/7/20 - Labor Day. Club Open
Tue 9/8/20 - Course Closed. GCM Aerating Putting Surfaces
Wed 9/9/20 - Course Closed. GCM Aerating, Seeding & Topdressing FW's & Rough
Thu 9/10/20 - Course Closed. GCM Aerating, Seeding & Topdressing FW's & Rough
Fri 9/11/20 - Sunday 9/13/20 - Course Open - Cart Path Only
Mon 9/14/20 - Course Closed GCM Aerating, Seeding & Topdressing Tees
Tue 9/15/20 - Sunday 9/20/20  Course Open - Cart Path Only
Mon 9/21/20 -  Course Closed GCM Aeration Loose Ends.
Tue 9/22/20 - Course Open Carts Status TBD

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