Brown Is The New Green!!
As you all may be aware we have been in moderate drought over the last month and a half. You can click on this link to see drought map. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/ Our water supply is at its lowest point since 2007, and may even be our very lowest to date. With the lack of rainfall and high humidity, there becomes a thin line for mistakes, too much water leads to disease and not enough leads to wilt, either way you go the chances for turf loss exist. I will take wilt over disease all the time. The golf course has and is holding up very well considering our weather pattern. I have taken all steps to help survive this drought, which includes wetting agents on all fine turf (greens, tees and fairways), this will allow me to use less water while maintain effective soil moisture. We have pulled back on some of the mowing in order to relieve stress on the plant as well. The weather pattern looks to continue through this coming week with Monday-Wednesday in or near 90 degrees. Next week looks to get us out of the rut and back to normal temperatures for this time of year. I want to thank all of you who have approached me to let me know that the golf course is in great shape. Kind words help me and my crew, keep pushing through stress periods such as these.
Thank you again and if each of us does our own version of a rain dance maybe we will get some soon.