The Irrigation Process

October 19, 2020 Dean Baker

The Irrigation Process

As our irrigation system installation wraps up, here’s how the system went in the ground.

The irrigation installation process has 3 stages…

  • Stage 1. Installing pipe & sprinklers which requires a hole 2 to 4 feet in depth.
  • Stage 2. Replace/compact soil with sod preparation. Due to the urgency of re-opening holes, the crew was asked to lay sod back down, preventing it from drying out. Allow the area to settle/compact with irrigation before moving to stage 3.
  • Stage 3 is final grading/sodding on a now settled areas. Re-prep the sod for final laying.

If you notice, most of this work is completed on the earlier holes (front 9) with little damage remaining.

The irrigation company will return in the fall to complete / fine tune damaged areas, plus remove old heads. The reason this is not being completed now… membership play plus sod required to maintain through the summer heat.






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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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