|Northern Pin Oak|
|Red Oak growing new leaves|
|Tufted Fairway grass|
|Lateral grass on fairway removed|
Shorter mowed turf (greens,tees and fairways) that are mowed daily have a tendency to lay over and grow laterally across the ground. Picture on the left shows fairway grass that we tufted up. Even though this grass is mowed under 1/2inch high we can pull up plants up to 3 inches long. With the cooler temperatures we verti-cut 5 fairways to remove these runners and to create a playing surface that would have upright grass plants. This process is going to be short term pain for long term gain process. On the fairways that were verti-cut there is mechanical injury to areas that had significant turf laying over. You will notice over the next few weeks these areas recovering, and they will provide a desirable playing surface. We will resume verti-cutting the remaining fairways in the next few weeks.
|Old Lakefront area|
|New Lakefront area in progress|