Category Archives: Cultural Practices

Bermuda grass Transition

It’s that time of the year to say goodbye to the rye. The temperatures have changed and are in favor of the Bermuda grass now. We will begin transitioning out the Ryegrass and begin encouraging the Bermuda fairways. Ryegrass is … Continue reading


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Aerification and Overseeding

The GCM crew has been busy these last few weeks, we completed our last greens aerification for the year, Overseeded fairways, and mulched the course.  We were able to reach our goal of impacting 20% surface area for the year, with … Continue reading


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Injury prevention on Collars

The GCM staff has been using “turning boards” or lattice to help relieve our collars during winter dormancy of the Zoysia and Bermuda grass. This will help alleviate some stress on the edges while we are still mowing greens during the … Continue reading


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Spring Aerification 2014

The first aerification of the year was completed yesterday successfully to only be followed by snow today, crazy! This aerification was a two-part process of a verti-drain aerification and our normal aerification. Typically this process would all be performed in one day, but due to … Continue reading


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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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Creativeness at its Best!

Our current greens dragging brush has finally seen its last day, but with some creative brainstorming, I present our new greens brush. With the use of an old wooden pallet and 6 shop brooms we were able develop a brush … 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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