|3 green snow still in the sunny spot? must be a reason.|
|Putting green and 9|
The inspiration for this post came from driving the course this morning and seeing all the shade covering the greens. Actually the shock of seeing snow (since I had not been around the course in a couple of days being married to the power washer doing clubhouse decks) really set me off. The thought I wanted to get across was the importance and need for sunlight all year. If we have Winter shade it keeps things colder and wetter slowing the melting and ability to open. It can also lead to ice formation and winterkill. As the course matures the trees get taller and create more shade. Every landscape is an ecosystem that is continually growing and changing. To think it is stagnant and the removal of a tree will ruin the system is fool hardy. The system changes often as the system adapts to the changes that take place. We should work as best we can to be in harmony with Nature but always remember our primary focus is to grow healthy turf.