Friday, March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

Our new definition of March Madness is to aerate in a snow storm!!!!!!
We went from blowing plugs to blowing snow
Snow laying on the plugs
Everything too wet to continue
Snow, rain, whatever...Clara always smiles!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

March 16, 2013

I have had a few questions regarding the greens, particularly about them being more brown than green. There is nothing really wrong with them.

The browning is caused by dormancy. The leaves are not growing, lack chlorophyll, and are somewhat desiccated as they have had no snow cover to insulate them from the cold weather. For the most part, these leaves are dying off. At the same time, with the time of daylight increasing and the warming temperatures, new leaf buds are forming. In a few weeks, and aided by more frequent mowing, the new leaves will push out the old and  the greens will be green again. It's nature taking it's course.