Turf Bulletin ~ Spring is finally arriving…be prepared!

May 21, 2019 Dean Baker

Turf Bulletin

Spring is finally arriving…be prepared!

May 20th… Course Update

The turf department is preparing for what we have been waiting for, for weeks… Spring!  

The late warmer temperature, has our spring programs once again condensed.  Growth on the golf course will be coming fast and furious with these warmer temperatures. Keeping up with this growth will be a priority, particularly the rough. Good advice for the next few weeks, keep it straight and on the fairways😊

Also, you will see sprayers out daily working on weed control, preventative disease control and fertilizing greens tees and fairways.

The greens will see a lot of attention as we work on drying them out, firming them up (top-dressing) and getting them into summer conditions and speed.

Of course, all this will happen while everyone finally gets a chance to get out and play golf! We will do our best to stay behind the scenes. Your patience is always appreciated.

As last year, spring may be short lived as June is around the corner with summer.

Here we go!!

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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