Saturday, February 7, 2009

Time To Water

As the snow has melted on and around the golf course, it has become necessary for us to add supplemental moisture to the turf. The golf course as a whole will get watered over a specific period of time, but the areas that are of initial focus would be Southern exposure and mounded areas.

These areas are watered by either running large impact heads (agricultural type) or with a hose by hand. Currently we are using portions of both the old and new irrigations system to accomplish these goals.

In Colorado with the humidity being so low, we quickly lose soil moisture by evaporation and wind. A rule of thumb for me has always been, if natural precipitation has not occurred in two weeks then it is time to begin watering. There are some exceptions to this rule such as tree drip lines and Southern exposure areas.