Here are a few projects photos from this last week.
On Monday August 2nd the new curbs will be laid. As most of you know the old curb lines were broken and some large pieces were missing, making the front circle unsightly. This will be a big improvement on the Club aesthetics.
We have completed the back 9 green surface Venting. The front 9 green surfaces will be Vented early next week. See my blog post "Venting Greens" from July.
On Tuesday a small crew trenched the wet area behind 10 Yellow tee. The back right of the tee receives a large amount of water runoff, being the low spot in the tee complex. 125 feet of drain was laid, with p-gravel used for back fill. This will stop any water from saturating the yellow tee and move any standing water.
Throughout the summer we have continued to Root Prune. This process is very simple and fast. We use our trencher to cut through tree roots that are growing under our fairways. There is a misconception that the roots of a tree are much deeper than the grass roots. Although some tree roots can be found well below the surface, the fine roots that absorb water and minerals are generally in the upper few inches of soil. Roots of all plants need oxygen to survive, grow, and function. Although roots do not “seek out” resources, they do grow where conditions are optimal.