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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Soil Moisture Extremes

After a record setting rainfall in June, the golf course is now very dry. Within 4 or 5 days the soil moisture conditions can go from one extreme to the next. This is due to the heavy clay soil types in the fairways and roughs. Managing "AROUND" Mother Nature and the weather is always a challenge. Things can change in a hurry. Even though we have an ample supply of irrigation water, there are areas of the course that have different established turf species, are out in the open, more exposed to sunlight and wind, receive more traffic, and have a poorer soil structure so they are stressed more quickly and command frequent attention.

Below is a photo of the soil in one of our flower beds.
After an inch rain the course was saturated

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