Wednesday, November 21, 2012

End Of Season Quickly Approaching

Final Plant Protectant Application
 The most recent forecast calls for mild temperatures for the next two days followed by normal temperatures hovering just above freezing during the day time.  I hope everyone interested has time enjoy these last couple of warm days.  The golf course will remain open in its normal format.

NSCC maintenance staff has been busy these last few weeks preparing the course and facilities for the winter.  Susie Jushka, staff horticulturist, once again spent a considerable amount of time researching, ordering, and planting spring bulbs around the expansive clubhouse ornamental beds.  Much like a child waiting to unwrap a Christmas present, she too must wait until next spring to see the fruits of her labor realized.
Last Minute Irrigation Repair
 Other staff members have been busy preparing the course for winter.  Activities such as making our last application of plant protectants to guard against winter diseases, blowing out the irrigation system, winterizing the golf course bathrooms and pool building, and treating all ash trees against the Emerald Ash Borer are now complete.  Additionally, all golf course equipment has been stored inside as maintenance staff will begin the annual rite of winter service.

Irrigation System Winterization
 The golf course will remain open until frost enters the ground.  Once the ground becomes frozen, the greens and tees will be closed to all play.  The holes will be cut in the fairways and the tee markers will be moved to the rough in front of the tees.  Please check in with the pro shop for updates regarding course status.  I hope everyone enjoys a great Thanksgiving holiday.

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