Thursday, October 13, 2011

Fall time at Lakelands

Believe it or not, October is one of the busiest months for our crew.  We have unpredictable weather to contend with, the falling leaves add so much more labor to every job we do out here, from cutting greens to raking bunkers, the leaves are always in our way from here on out.  The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. With the cooler night time temperatures comes frost. It will soon be part of our morning challenges. Please be aware, that any traffic on the turf that has frost may damage or even kill it. A typical the fall time question, "when will the frost be gone"?" and when can we get out there and play"?  As soon as frost melts is when play can begin.
The aerification of greens and tees are complete. We are verticutting the fairways and currently have 4 holes finished. The process is quite labor intensive, however, the results from this turf cultivation equal strong healthy plants that produce optimum playing conditions.

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