Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pool area gets fresh sod.

After a couple of aerations, some fertilizer and a hand rake the pool lawn gets fresh sod. The sod we placed in the spring was behind the 8 ball from the start. We were in such a hurry to get everything finished, proper preparation of the area was not able to be accomplished. The new sod will enhance the area right away and now has months to root in and establish.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

NASA close up picture of Mars ? No, this is a picture of the soil at the pool after sod removal.

We are in the process of old sod removal, multiple aerations and placement of new sod at the pool area.
This picture is an example of how far I could push a screwdriver  into the soil (that is as far as I could go). During the pool and halfway house construction, many pieces of heavy equipment drove back and forth across the pool grounds. This resulted in severely compacted soil not capable of healthy turf growth.
We have aerated the area multiple times and hand raked to remove large stones. Sod is on the schedule and will be installed shortly, pictures to follow.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Fore The Golfer: The Benefits of Sand Topdressing on Golf Courses

PLEASE ! When practicing putting, move around a bit to reduce damage to putting green!

This Picture was taken on August 12th, 2016 on the putting green at Whitemarsh Valley CC.
The damage was created by practicing the same putt over and over......and over while shifting their feet.
This picture was taken of the same spot on September 2nd, 2016. Notice the lingering damage. This could take another month to heal.
So remember to change areas of putting often to prevent this type of damage.