Sunday, September 29, 2013

Spraying weeds throughout the course

    This week we will be starting to spray weeds throughout the whole course. I ask for your patience as we are spraying this product. Unless rain is immanent we will spray during the mornings when we can use the dew as an indicator as to where we are spraying.
    We will be spraying the greens Tuesday morning. We will not cut the greens again until Thursday morning to allow a minimum of 36 hours for the chemical to be absorbed into the plant. It takes 2-3 weeks to see the weeds start to discolor. we will roll the greens Tuesday and Wednesday.
    Expect most if not all of the course to discolor for 7-14 days while the chemicals are killing the weeds out. While this is happening we will use the down time from not using our rough mowers to trim some very low hanging branches as well as start cleaning up some neglected areas of the golf course.
    I apologize for not posting more on my blog in the past couple of months. My crew has seen a high turnover rate this summer for various reasons and I have been regulated to more training duties as well as mowing duties. I am hopeful that this will change soon. Thanks for your understanding.