Cool Start ~ Spring Healing Speed

May 10, 2016 Dean Baker

May 5st, 2016

With temperatures slow to warm up, the spring growth on greens has also been delayed. Frosty mornings are keeping soil temperatures below normal. Until we see warmer, consistent soil temperatures, the greens will stay at their spring recovery height. This will also help in the healing of our fall drill & fill holes. This important spring growth, for now, will take precedence over speed.

Another important factor in allowing our greens to wake up properly is the long season ahead. We have a busy 7 months in front of us. The greens need to be healed & strong for the June-October stretch.

Questions or Concerns? Do not hesitate to contact Dean Baker…

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Dean Baker

Dean Baker, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (Since 1989). He joined Burlington Golf & Country Club in 2012, where he has enjoyed the remodeling and renovation of this historic 1922 Stanley Thompson design. Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph where he remains involved with the program he graduated from, Associate Diploma in Turf Management. There he lends his expertise as an instructor to upcoming turf managers, by instructing the Human Resources for Turf Managers Course.

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