The greens are recovering slowly after the long wait for summer to end. The aeration we missed in September would have done wonders for them. We need some drier weather and a Fall that lasts more than a week. We typically count on greens to make big strides through the month of September, but this year they actually regressed due to the warm wet weather. Going into winter on weak roots puts pressure on us next Spring. Please remember what this year was like when next Spring rolls around. We'll need your patience and understanding when it's time to aerate.
It seems like the bulk of my messages this year have centered around the tough growing conditions. I hate excuses more than anyone and don't want to sound like I'm making them. For the rest of this season I will put this topic to rest as I've beaten it to death. From now on I'll focus on what we are doing and what we are going to do. No more talk about how awful the weather has been.
Thanks again for your support!
|Shade on the back of 13 at 11:00 AM. The shaded area is visibly weaker|
than the rest of the green
|Shade across the right half of 1. Again...this is the weakest area of the green|
|Preventive fungicide application for Take All Patch has to be watered in|