Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Secondary Rough

Would like to do a quick update on the status of our secondary rough. Original posts may be found at these links:

Secondary Rough

Secondary Rough Seeding

Last Fall we had good germination on #3, #6, #7 and #10. The areas that we seeded late and/or had steep slopes such as #13, #14 hillside near green and #18 did not come out as well. We will re-seed this area in the late summer most likely using hyrdoseed to get better establishment on the steep slopes.

Our herbicide schedule for controlling weeds in these areas called for us to make a second application about June 1. However with the June rains and the hundreds of hours spent fixing bunkers this did not happen. So last week and this week we are playing catch up and making sure these areas will be weed free shortly. Of course the weeds got a good head start on us and will take longer to die out.

Much of these areas need to be sprayed by hand and takes an enormous amount of labor hours. About 90 actually. Of course with normal maintenance duties this is not completed all at once and can take 2-3 weeks. We have obtained different spray guns to try and make this process faster and more efficient.

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