Category Archives: Agronomics

March 24th Aerification

The golfing season is just around the corner and the time for spring fertilizers, herbicides, and aerifications are on the horzion. Our first aerification is schduled for March 24th, a one day aerification with a smaller tine. When temperatures warm we … Continue reading

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Winter Weeds Cleanup

Every year it has been a constant battle trying to eradicate the left over Poa annua and ryegrass on the course from overseeding for 35 years. This year we are close to achieving that goal of 100% clean of winter weeds. So far this … Continue reading

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Frost and Freeze Delays

We are reaching that time of year when frost and freeze delays determine the first tee time on the golf course. Opening the course for play too early will negatively impact the health of the greens. When a sunny, warm … Continue reading

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Painting Fairways

Over the past couple years we have been exploring different ideas of making the Vamont Bermuda fairways more playable during the winter months. One down side to Vamont is it’s inability to retain the leaf blade just before green up causing a thin … Continue reading

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Sad Neccessary Evil

Recently I had a Certified Arborist come out to the club to shed some light and give some suggestions on a few trees that have been going down hill for the past two years. There were 4 trees particularly that … Continue reading

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Fall Aerification

Currently our staff is 75% completed with the full aerification process. We were able to get all the greens aerified and cleaned today.  Tomorrow morning the final process will include finishing topdressing, brushing the sand, applying amendments, and a spray … Continue reading

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Driving Range Tee Overseeding

We are approaching our seeding date for ryegrass on the driving range tee. Typically, around the last week of September to first week of October we look to overseed the driving range tee. This year we will overseed the range … Continue reading

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