It is that time of year to start preparing for the winter. This week both the Valley and East courses are blowing out their lines. The annual practice involves using compressed air to empty all the irrigation lines of water. As you all know water in the pipes will freeze and crack the pipes.
Other jobs to do at this time of year are apply a dormant fertilzer which was done last week and apply a fungicide to protect against a very serious disease called Snow Mould. This will be done sometime next week. All the golf course accessories will come off the golf course in the next week or two. We do not have an official closing date but it will probably be some time next week with the long range forecast. Once the course is closed will address any projects like rebulding sand traps, cart path work and tree trimming or removal.
Until next time…