The Marigold Festival Has Begun!

May 4, 2016 Dean Baker

BGCC Turf Bulletin

May 3, 2016

With the warmer weather arriving, the Marigolds (dandelions) are in full bloom. To some they are attractive, to others they are not. Weed spraying is a sensitive subject throughout our community. As good environmental stewards of our property, we stand by provincial regulations to only spray important areas on the golf course. Public access areas are prohibited for spraying (i.e. clubhouse & pro shop grounds), similar to that of your home lawn. These areas are particularly challenging to keep weeds out, with most being cultivated by hand.

All spraying is done early morning before golf. We do have weather considerations when spraying. The need for clear sunny days and no rain in the forecast is important when weed spraying. The sun helps dry the product more quickly for best results, and less smell.

If anyone has questions concerning our spraying of the golf course, do not hesitate to contact Dean Baker (Course Superintendent)

(dean@burlingtongolfclub.com)

About the Author

Dean Baker

Dean Baker, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (27 years). He joined Burlington Golf & Country Club in 2012, where he has enjoyed the remodelling 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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