Sunday, April 26, 2015

Tomorrow (4/27/2015) The beginning of the end.

Tomorrow will kick off our start to the upcoming renovation project. Although, the course will remain open for another week, we will spray all greens with our total kill (Roundup Max) tomorrow (Mon.) and again on Wednesday. So....with that being said. By this Friday, come to Vista Plantation GC to putt on the fastest, deadest greens in the area. LOL. We are spraying out the original TifDwarf greens that have been there since the Golf Course opened in 1985. These 30 year old greens have lived longer than expected and change is good. We are installing Champion "UltraDwarf Bermudagrass on all of our greens including the 2 new practice greens and the 4000ft2 nursery.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Drainage? We don't need no stinkin' drainage!

Why is drainage so important for healthy grass?
Walking on, maintaining, or driving over soil that is saturated will compact the soil by forcing suspended soil particles into air voids. This will make the surface hard and uneven as well as inhibiting healthy plant growth. Soil that is saturated or lacking in voids will not yield healthy grass

This is the practice green this past August a half hour after a 2 inch / 25 minute deluge of tropical rain!
This green is 30 years old and has no drainage (duh!!) This is the most used putting ssurface on the GC. Compaction of this green is at an all time high!

Lined up at Tee #1

Averaging 160 a day......


For the past few months I have not been updating this blog. Not for the fact that we have been unbelievably busy at VPGC.
The blogger app on my phone was malfunctioning and my computer in the office was struck by lightning a few months ago.
As most of you know, the greens here at VPGC are 30 years old TifDwarf and were constructed with "push up" soil with no drainage installed other than what I have added since my tenure here Jan. 2012.
Needless to say, myself and my 4 man crew have been busy after a record setting rainfall year of 2014.
94.8 inches total. 80 inches of that fell in the 3 months of Summer.
So, I will do my best to catch up.
See you soon....


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another day in paradise