Thursday, June 12, 2014
Friday, August 2, 2013
While this is certainly the time of year for dry, brown areas to rear their ugly faces, there may be other things happening to cause these "dry" areas that don't actually involve lack of moisture. Here at Jester Park we have bluegrass tees, farways, rough, and aprons. As a result some of these brown areas you are seeing could potentially be caused by an insect called bluegrass billbug. They feed on the grass plant and effectively cut it off right around ground level. Other things like certain diseases, heavy traffic, other mechanical wear, and so on can all cause these types of areas. We appreciate you patience as we continue through this time of the season!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Here is a look at some of the modifications made:
|An up-close shot of the Jacobsen roller mounted onto the Deere tractor.|
|This picture shows the stock height adjuster on the left, and the new custom made adjuster and height spacers on the right. By making this, we are able to adjust more, and also return to stock at any given time.|
|Here is a look at a cross tine, notice that the overall surface area will be equal to a 1/2" circle, however the surface disruption is much less.|
|We start the process by first applying a layer of top dressing sand, then the aerifiers poke the holes. The vibration from the machine helps work the sand into the canopy, requiring less work by the drag brush.|
Friday, May 3, 2013
One activity we have started is our spring time greens aerification. Aerification is important because it keeps greens sustainably healthy. Aerification relieves compaction from heavy foot/equipment traffic, and promotes; water, nutrient, and air movement within the soil. Roots are then able to grow more aggressively and keep the green looking AND playing well through out the season.
This picture shows a tractor mounted aerification unit which is poking a hole about 7'' deep with half an inch diameter.