Thursday, March 13, 2014

Early Green-Up

Although this has been one of the harshest winters on record, the greens are greening-up and there are no signs of winterkill. The ultradwarf varieties have never been exposed to single digit temperatures in the Atlanta-Metro area. We have experienced 2 significant snow events and some of the coldest temperatures in over 3 decades. The greens are repsonding very well to the little amount opf warm weather over the last week. This response is due to proper cultural practices, fertilization and steps implemented during the late growing season last year. As we move further towards the warm temperatures, we will be implementing our cultural practices to the putting surfaces. These include topdressing, mowing and vertical mowing. We will continue to monitor any potential frost or cold weather and initiate any changes to these practices to protect the integrity of the putting surfaces.Please view the blog on a regular basis for information and updates regarding the maintenance practices implemented on the golf course.