I received an email from a local golf course today regarding surface conditions of their greens under the most recent snowfall (16 inches, 12/9/12) and rainfall (0.42 inches, 12/15/12). With the warmer temperatures and rainfall, the current snow depth has dropped down to 4-5 inches. The concern right now would be the possible buildup of ice on the greens surface at such an early date. Luckil
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There’s no question that the fall drought has taken a major toll on many of the turfed landscapes in Minnesota. If you failed to maintain turf health through supplemental watering from August to October, you most likely have yet to make a damage assessment of your lawn. During the summer months we talk a lot about letting our lawns go dormant during a drought and waiting for rain to replenish
I’ve received many questions from homeowners recently regarding fall seeding options if they’ve missed the optimal seeding window from mid-August to mid-September. If you’ve missed that window, but you still want to conduct seeding practices this fall, my recommendation is to wait until November to seed. This practice is called “dormant seeding” and is certainly an effective way to introduce
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Hot July, Dry August
There has recently been much discussion regarding the potential of no-mow grasses for use in home lawn settings.
When is the last time that you volunteered for a golf tournament? Here’s a video through the eyes of a volunteer (myself) at the TPC Twin Cities for the 2012 3M Championship. Thanks to Roger Stewart, Alex Stuedemann, Mark Michalski, and the TPC Twin Cities staff for an experience to remember. Enjoy....