organic golf course again...

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by woodycrest, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
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    We have had rain rain rain around here this season....usually the course is burnt brown and like concrete...

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  2. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
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    heres another....

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  3. trying 2b organic

    trying 2b organic LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wow looks great. Are you saying the course doesnt have irrigation or just that it isnt used much? Also, since you have no dormant season this yr are u going to do a summer app of fert?
    Is milorganite your cheapest organic fert and in that case is it what you use?
    What has been your most troublesome weed, disease or fungus this season?
     
  4. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
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    i should have added 'by now' at the end of the sentence...''usually the course is burnt brown and like concrete...''

    irrigation.... no.
    fertilizer....NEVER has had it, except leaving clippings.
    troublesome weed or fungus or disease...none....there is abundant clover out there, but i dont consider it troublesome.


    the only input the course has had is proper mowing.
     
  5. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 846

    Looks good Woodycrest,

    Lots of rain helped here in our part of ontario.

    where are you located, would love to check it out?
     
  6. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
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    rain rain rain....its pouring out there right now. It seems to rain almost everyday...

    it is just east of port perry, north of oshawa...a little bit of a trip from Napanee.
     
  7. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
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    Rain Rain Rain nothing but rain. Been out all day in the rain pruning trees and the sun comes out soon as I am done:rolleyes:

    I have only used our irrigation 3 times this year. Certainly saves on the water bill but I am starting to have trouble with dollar spot.
     
  8. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 435

    hey dan,

    it stopped raining...now it feels like late september out there...

    no complaints from me about cool temperatures... :)

    heres an up close and personal pic of the 'mix' of greenery that makes up the golf course. this is on one of the greens...these greens have always been TERRIBLE over the decades...they have never been this healthy. I put approx 20/1000 corn on them last season, but have not fed them at all this year. It all comes back to good old fashioned proper mowing :)

    DAn, maybe that should be my mantra..''good old fashioned proper mowing''. :)

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  9. Catmann

    Catmann LawnSite Member
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    looks great! Certain areas (like Denver) whose climate is just right will never have much in the way of disease activity. Maybe your area is like this? I do not know.

    Still, it is a real achievement to keep something looking so good without many imputs! Good Job!
     
  10. woodycrest

    woodycrest LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 435

    thanks Eric.

    Just to further illustrate the improvements i have more pics...

    2002

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