The weather has been unseasonably warm. The golf course has been very busy. We have been mowing our greens 2 to 3 times per week. We have also topdressed our greens 4 times since we aerated in September. Late season topdressing helps our greens get through the winter. It protects the crown of the Bentgrass plant from the elements.
Thanks to Boone Valley Golf Club we were able to edge all of our cart paths and flower beds. They have an edger attachment that fits on our Ventrac. They were kind enough to let us borrow it. Cart paths have a clean cut edge know.
Not sure if you know it but the Club is getting a recycle dumpster. We will now recycle all of our cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum and glass. This will enable us to have our trash hauled once a week during the golfing season instead of twice per week. We are going to be getting recycle trash receptacles put on the golf course. So get ready to recycle. We had to cut a few trees and some underbrush so we could make a pad for the new dumpster here at the Maintenance Department.We will be working on the last of the fallen trees from the storms in the spring. The tree in the fence to the east of 10 green is cleaned up. The tree behind 5 green will be worked on next. Then we have a dead tree at the end of the driving range that has to be cut down and cleaned up.
It has been a warm and dry fall. We only received .5 inches of rain the entire month of November. We winterized our Irrigation system on 11/28/17. I have been watering our greens up until we winterized. Weather has turned cold finally. We are closing the Halfway house today. We will be installing a Port a potty near the Halfway house for anyone needing it.