Friday, September 14, 2012

INSTALLING BELGIUM BLOCK


Our first week of Belgium Block is moving right along.  8 and 1 green and 9 tee have been installed and 5 green is almost done.  The block is set higher because we are going to resurface the path.  We will end up with a 4 to 5 inch face.   You will also notice lower areas.  These areas will provide access for handicap carts, our maintenance vehicles and drainage.  Next week we will continue with the block on holes 16, 12, 2, greens and 18 tee.  We are also going to remove some trees that interfere with new paths.  We are off to a good start.   

This week we finished aerating tees and started aerating and seeding roughs.  Holes 5, 6, and 7 have been finished. Holes 9 and 10 have been started.  We hope to finish the entire course with in the next couple of weeks.   We need to keep moving while the weather is good for seed germination and before the leaves start to fall.   

No rest for the weary we are working in the native areas on seven and eight.  They have become over ridden with the invasive weed called “Porcelain Vine”.  Time is again working against us.  We need to remove the weeds quickly so we can over seed with a native grass and perennial mix before it gets too cold. 
 

Installing the Block

Finished Grade

The stakes show the top of the path after they have put down the top coat. 

Engel finishing up the last tee!!!
 
Adonis is aerating the rough.