Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Grounds Update

The grounds staff have been very busy with over the past month with much to do on the grounds of Hyde Park. Some of the activities the staff have been involved with include:

  • Tree Pruning across the golf course, roughly 10 percent of the "in play" tree inventory will be addressed. Pruning is very important for tree health, playability and safety. An outside contractor conducts the pruning while our staff cleans debris behind. This process has been ongoing for the last 4 weeks.

A View from the left side of the 2nd hole

  • Cold temperatures mean that the zoysia can be at risk with standing water freezing and causing damage to the plant. Long-term, added drainage will aid in reducing the risk. In the short, use of squeegees to remove water are helpful tools.
 

Regrading of area below 15 green

Below the 15th green this area was an old dump site for debris in the late 90's as the materials decompose small sink holes open up and can be a safety hazard. The staff recently, regraded this area to address the sink holes. This short-term fix will address the safety issues, however new drainage will be added in the future to move water from this area. The area has be seeded and straw will be added in the spring.

  • Non- selective herbicide applications to the fairways are being completed to reduce/ eliminate cool season grasses such as Annual Bluegrass.

It is hard to believe that spring is just around the corner, in most years we are mowing the putting greens by St. Patrick's Day. We will see if this trend will continue.

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: grounds@hydeparkcc.com

Thanks,

Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent