All things considered, aerification last week went extremely well. Merlot and Chardonnay were completed on-time and with few problems. And, in spite of Mother Nature’s attempts, aerification of Zinfandel also went well. We were able to get everything completed on Thursday morning before the heavy rains fell. The greens have all had at least a [...]
While we started with some practice greens last week, yesterday (Monday) we officially began our spring aerification on the golf course. We did receive some relatively high rainfall (totaling 1.20”) on Friday and over the weekend but they had little effect on aerifying Merlot. The largest noticeable effect was that we didn’t quite pull a [...]
AERIFICATION: Yes, the time is upon us once again. This coming week, March 21-23, we will aerify the greens. Several of the practice greens will actually be aerified this week but we will NOT punch any holes in the Chardonnay Practice Green until after the rest of the golf course is finished next week. We [...]
John is the Golf Course Superintendant at Poppy Ridge. He is a proud graduate of Washington State University and the NCGA Intern Program. In this blog, he will share maintenance updates, his thoughts and answer your questions. John has been with the company since 2005.