Transitioning From Winter To Spring
The transition from winter to spring is a challenging time for superintendents, especially those who have converted to the ultra dwarf varieties. Temperature fluctuations are very dangerous for our turf varieties, especially on greens. We followed our strict protocol throughout mother nature's fury and did everything in our power to preserve and protect our most valuable asset - the greens. On two separate occasions we applied pinestraw to the greens to create a bed of insulation. This process traps any warm air underneath the covers. The process as a whole was extremely time consuming and messy. As tough as the winter was we feel the greens are in great shape and ready for golfers to enjoy.