Work around the course continues as we have a nice break from the freezing or wet weather. While we are enjoying this dry spell we have taken the opportunity to brush the fairways, this helps remove any wormcasts and also helps define the fairways over the winter period when cutting has been reduced.
Work is also progressing nicely on the heather regeneration work between the 8th and 10th. The main task at the moment is still the removal of the silver birch.
The final project we are working on is the 1st tee. This is really starting to take shape now and with the planting almost complete we will move onto the path next week and then lay the turf as soon as the path material is in. The silver birch that are being removed from between the 8th and 10th will be chipped to provide the mulch for the new beds. The main purpose of the mulch is to keep the heat in the ground and give the new plants the best possible start.
The first tee project is moving along very well, we will mark out the shapes of the new beds and paths in the next couple of days and weather permitting start some planting next week.
1st tee prep
Work has also started on the heather regeneration work between the 8th and 10th holes. The main focus in this area for the next few weeks will be the removal of the undesirable trees (mainly silver birch). The removal of these weed trees is the first step in the regeneration plan.
Other work on the course will be mainly dictated by the weather to include routine mowing, aeration, leaf collection and course setup.