Friday, October 8, 2010

Autumn Rush

The arrival of the fall season signifies the beginning of many changes in Iowa. One might think that things are slowing down for us with the grounds department. This thought could not be further from the truth. We are working feverishly to complete projects throughout the course before our seasonal maintenance staff leave for the winter. We begin to reduce our numbers on October 15 and will be down to just 5 full- time employees by the end of the month. Below are examples of the type of work being accomplished this week.

Our fairway nursery has been reseeded in preparation for next year.

Above, you can see thousands of seedlings popping up in the rough on the right side of 8 fairway.

You have likely seen (and undoubtedly heard) our staff chipping the many branches and sticks that were shed or pruned from our trees this season.

Above, workers are installing drainage and fresh sod between the pond and 10 fairway.

Here is a picture of new sod being laid along the cart path near 6 approach.