What do you get when you cross a bunch of Silver Maples with a windy day in April? A mess!
Today and tomorrow the National Weather Service is issuing a Wind Advisory for Central Illinois with sustained wind between 25 mph and 35 mph with gusts of 45 mph. Combine that with a very warm spring that has produced a bumper crop of seeds and it makes for a frustrating day for both golfers and maintenance staff alike. A Buffalo Turbine Blower behind a light duty cart is our only tool that has a chance at keeping greens remotely clean. Despite our efforts however, this green will be covered with seeds again in about 15 minutes.
Fairways get covered just as quickly. Keeping fairways clean in heavy wind is near impossible. We will clean fairways once in the morning and concentrate on greens thereafter.
As we develop our tree plan you can be assured there will be no Silver Maples on the planting list...