We haven’t had much of a winter in Texas but with March quickly approaching it’s finally time to officially get ready for spring.
A major part of ensuring the course is ready for spring is planning. It is essential to plan for what tasks need to be done and what you need to get the tasks accomplished efficiently. Equipment is a major part of this plan. Do you have the right equipment? Is the equipment you have in proper working order? These are two questions we are always aware of on the course. Having the proper equipment is paramount to working efficiently and maximizing revenue for the course by assuring as little golfing downtime as possible.
Some of the tasks we are currently planning for in preparation of spring are:
Sharpening all blades on equipment-This ensures equipment will be ready for when the growing season begins.
Trimming existing trees and planting new trees-Spring is the best time to plant new trees.
Checking & repairing drains throughout the course-With unpredictable rain events it is best to make sure your drains are always in top working order.
Application of pre-emergent-The first day of spring is March 21st this year. This application should be around the 1st week of March and then the second week should be for fertilizer applications.
Aerification & sanding-This should be done after the pre-emergent and fertilizers have been applied. Our next blog post will go into more depth about this process.
All of these tasks take time. Planning and equipment efficiency are the two vital keys to maximizing tasks and ensuring downtime on the course is as short as possible. Less downtime = more rounds played = more revenue