Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Little Poa Control....



We have started applying a post-emergent herbicide (Glyphosate) around the green complexes today. Although this is a very low application rate, (about 0.5oz product/1000sqft) we will get the desired outcome of removing any populations of the noxious weed Poa annua (Annual Bluegrass) that we may currently have around the greens. This will allow us to better control the spread of Poa annua into the greens by eliminating the infestation levels around the greens. We will follow up this application in about 30 to 45 days with another application of the same rate, but, we will also begin applying our pre-emergent herbicides at that time. By putting down these chemical applications at the right times of the year, it will allow us to have a better manicured and weed-free golf course.

As always, any questions, comments or feedback is always appreciated.

We'll see you out there!

Friday, January 21, 2011

January 2011 Projects Continue at The Jimmie

January projects at The Jimmie continue on. We were very lucky that the weather has not contributed to any type of major delays in our current projects. Some of the projects that the Turf Care Facility staff are working on are listed below:

* Creekline cleanup and improvements along holes 1, 2, 9 and by #1 tees and #18 green
* Irrigation additions and improvements on Par Dr., NW side of #3 fairway and the new tee on #8
* Cleaning out cattails on #10 pond
* Replacing and Re-attaching the yardage plates on the cartpaths
* Constructing a new landscape bed on the S side of the bridge by #1 tees and #18 green

As always, we appreciate any feedback from the members and players of The Jimmie and hope that you all are pleased with the continuing improvements being made to the property.

We'll see you out there!