Saturday, October 8, 2016

Overseed 2016

Overseed has begun here at Pinnacle Peak Country Club.  The agronomy department spent last week scalping and prepping the golf course in anticipation for seeding that was completed Monday.  After a summer of intense cultural practices, the fairways were healthy and the process took all week, but the course was complete by Friday afternoon.  Monday was a long day, but the staff pulled together and completed seeded on the entire property in one day. Heavy water can be expected over the next couple of weeks as we get things to germinate and grow in.  We will begin to focus on detail-oriented projects from here, including trimming the remaining trees and desert landscape, as well as clean and groom the desert areas.

Jose working on scalping the green surrounds.

Multiple vacuums helped clean up the debris left by the rough mower around greens.

Filemon getting the first pass on fairways.

After the first pass, the debris was blown into a windrow and vacuumed up.

Francisco working on the second pass on fairways.

Again, after the second pass the debris is blown into a windrow.

Juan working on vacuuming behind the second pass on fairways.

Beautiful morning to start scalping number 18.

Juan and Salvador cleaning up the final pass on 18 fairway.

It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it.  In this case, that someone is Filemon.

Number 1 complete and ready for seed Monday morning.  Colors will be inverse before long, with ryegrass in the fairways and dormant bermudagrass in the rough.
The walk seeding crew getting loaded up with more seed on #3.  Many miles were walked Monday.
Expect heavy water over the next couple of weeks as we get the seed to germinate and fill in.