Friday, August 31, 2012

Recovery Time

With Labor Day Weekend upon us, it is time to take back what is yours. This past summer was typical in that the heat of July did damage some of the turf. Couple that with very little help from Mother Nature in the form of rain, we have all experienced some turf loss. Visiting courses the past few weeks and they too, in spite of larger budgets, have loss grass. But, the time has come to repair and recover the lost turf. We have fertilized all the tees, fairways, and approaches recently and have been able to adequately water these areas. With night time temps beginning to cool, this signals the time to begin seeding. You may have noticed several areas that have been damaged previously and we brought in soil, seed, and fertilizer. Some timely rains would be beneficial in speeding the recovery. Of course, now is the time for aerification too. Our plan is too get the tees soon, but wait for greens until the end of September and fairways in October. I will explain more on aerification at a later time.

So how does your lawn look? If you are not happy, now is the time to get after it. Why do you think they call it "Labor Day"? If you have any questions, I would love to help out.

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