Turf Blog – May 2017
With Spring now in full swing, we are off to the new golf season of 2017. Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been as cooperative this year as it has over the past couple of years and we’ve been hit with a significant amount of rain over these first two weeks. Since April 26th to May 14th we’ve had a total of 140mm of rain in the Halifax region. While the drainage system at Brunello is top notch, with these cool day and night time temperatures, the grass plant is not actively growing and therefor not taking up much of the rainfall, meaning the drainage system is doing much of the work.
While the weather maybe a bit sour, it has not stopped maintenance from getting work done. In late April, we were able to verti-cut our fairways, and last week we brought our height of cuts down on the greens, and got our first cuts on all of the roughs. Additionally, we’ve been working around the clubhouse getting much of the landscaping done to the addition to the clubhouse. More work has been done to the practice facility at the back of the driving range, and we planted a few new trees by the tees on hole #5. You will also notice some improvements done along some of the tree lines where more trees and branches have been removed so players can easily look for their balls. Much of the work has been done on holes #1 through #4, and will continue moving forward through the course as the year goes on.
This coming week looks more promising weather wise, so hopefully we see some sun and warmer days.
2nd Assistant & Environmental Steward