There are some definite pros and cons to winter on the golf course. One pro is that less people play during the cold months, and less foot traffic means less damage to the course’s bermuda grasses. However, winter is harsh for plant life. It’s not uncommon to wind up at the beginning of spring with several dead patches of grass scattered around the course. Winter damage is rough, but there are a few things you can do to minimize it. Continue reading Reducing Winter Damage on Your Golf Course Bermuda Grasses
Golf course maintenance is a challenging enterprise for even the most experienced superintendent. In addition to maintaining the height of the grass blades and condition of the tees, there is also the state of the bunker to consider. It may not seem like a huge undertaking to the untrained eye, but make no mistake, there is much planning involved in creating and maintaining the perfect sand trap. One of the issues to be carefully considered is the particle size of the bunker sand itself. Continue reading Size Matters: Why Bunker Sand Particle Size is Important
Spring can sneak up on your fast — especially if you’re in charge of maintaining a golf course. Now is the time to make sure your course’s bermuda grasses and bunker sand are ready.
Here are some things you’ll need to address before the warm weather hits. Continue reading Spring Comes Early: Are your golf course’s bermuda grasses ready?