Turf Bulletin ----> Next up… Summer & Clover!!

June 17, 2019 Dean Baker

June 2019

It is mid-June and still we wait for warmer weather to arrive. The course sits healthy, poised and ready for the summer. We have seen a slight break in the rain which has us drying out and firming up. The temperature is another story. Summer heights on greens have been in place for a number of weeks with rolling daily. As I have mentioned to many, you will see more improvement particularly in green speed once the greens see drier weather conditions.

The crew continues to move on with late spring objectives. We are finally getting our gardens planted, mulched and weeded. The first round of weed spraying and crabgrass control is completed. Clover is now on our hit list! We wait for the clover to flower which makes it easier to find and spray. Plus we need a sunny day!

June 17th is a full day (course closed) Maintenance Monday. Punching/Slicing and spraying fairways; verti-cutting tees; spraying, top-dressing, brushing greens. This is an important maintenance day as we “set the table” for our summer season. We cannot thank the membership enough for allowing us this time to complete these tasks.

As we get into the busy time of our season, we remind all member to be diligent in their course etiquette. Remember the players behind you… Ballmarks, divots and bunker raking please!

About the Author

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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