Saturday, May 21, 2011

Just Like That!

In the Last ten days we finally have had some long over due significant soaking rains. Our precipitation totals are just under 4" of a combination of rain and snow. In one of those days alone we received  7" inches of heavy wet snow that slowly melted down and moved through the soil profile.

Looking at our soils after the precipitation we have observed the moisture traveling down as far 6"-7" inches deep which is amazing.  Talk about a natural sodium flush!!  This deep penetration of water has moved the sodium out of the rootzone and allowed the other essential elements to become available to the plant.  This has produced great color and welcomed growth throughout the golf course.

Below are some images that I took yesterday morning that show how the course has responded from the precipitation.