Golf Course Maintenance is an exciting and challenging journey. This blog attempts to give the reader some insight and appreciation for the individuals closest to the front lines of battle. Join us as we defend quality golf conditions from the evil forces that attempt to prevent them.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Trees and turf
It's not that I dislike trees, on the contrary, I love them. I just don't like them interfering with my turf. This picture demonstrates what a good root pruning job can do. This spring, a trench was dug along the tree line, can you guess what side of the photo the trees are on? This fall, we will be back at our old practice of pruning roots along fairways and greens. The biggest challenge we face with roots in a green is on 8 red, as the trees in the ditch steal water and nutrients from the putting surface. The photo is from 8 red, to the right of the beginning of the fairway, check it out. I would love some clouds, Turf