Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fairway Overseeding

By weeks end, we will complete our fairway overseeding program.  This will be the 4th consecutive season we have overseeded the fairways and it's made a world of difference in the quality of turf. This is a long, 3 day process of sitting on a tractor and dodging sprinkler heads.  Austen is at the helm of the tractor and doing a great job!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tee Aerification & Overseeding

Monday we completed the tee box aerification and overseeding process.  We pulled 1/2" cores on 2.5" spacing followed by 5lb/m of Perennail Rye.  Once seeded, we brushed the tees so the seed would fall in the aerification holes giving it a great seed bed for germination.  With the shot of rain last night (.6"), we should be seeing germination by the end of the week,  The process went great and caused zero disruption to golf.  

Friday, August 12, 2016

Emerald Ash Borer- Course of Action

As many of you are aware, the Emerald Ash Borer is confirmed to be in Omaha and is already effecting many Ash trees in the area.  I did a inventory of Ash trees and counted a total of 65 trees with 31 being considered 'high profile'.  The trees that are 'high profile' have been tagged and treated.  Treatments will continue every 20 months until we hear we're in the clear.  The untreated trees (marked with a white dot) will be removed this winter.  To offset the loss of so many trees, we have begun putting together a tree replacement program and will plant new trees in the future months.  To monitor the trees, I will create a inventory book which will include a picture of each tree, measurements and the amount of chemical injection that was used per tree.  We're hoping to stay ahead of this and salvage the best Ash trees on the property we can.