Monday, November 3, 2014

First Frost of the Season 2014

We experienced our first significant frost this morning. The frost was mainly in the roughs, tees, fairways and approaches. We apply a chemical that reduces/eliminates the possibility of frost on the putting surfaces. The chemical (FLEET) is a wetting agent. This penetrant pulls moisture into the soil and provides soil available moisture to the roots and crown of the plant. Proper moisture management and the use of FLEET eliminates the possibility of desiccation. Desiccation occurs when the plant dries out and dies. This is very possible with putting greens. The Golf Course Management Staff checks moisture on the putting surfaces daily. As you see in the pictures below, there is little to no frost on the putting surfaces