As planned, we were able to aerify all the greens on Monday August 29. We had a set back when our top dresser went down. This proved to be a challenge since we do not currently have a mechanic. After a few phone calls, Huron Meadows Metro Park Golf Course graciously allowed us to borrow their top dresser.
The greens have almost completely grow in in the nine days since aerified. We are planning to lightly top dress greens again Monday September 12'th. We saw the true extremes of Michigan climate with temperatures in the mid 90's on September 1,2,3 only to plummet by 40 degrees two days later.
We did suffer another pump station failure on Monday, Labor day. However, if there is any luck involved it is on our side with the drastic temperature change. We have new in line pipes on there way. Although frustrating, this is only to be expected with an aging and outdated pump station! These pump house failures continue to adversely affect our turf conditions. The golf maintenance team continue to repair all irrigation issues as rapidly possible to lessen the negative impact of these very issues.