We developed this blog to provide golf course maintenance information to our members. From projects, small and large, to updates on course conditions, we want to provide as much information as possible. Although we hope this blog answers all of the pertinent questions regarding our operation, we always welcome more personalized dialogue. If you have questions beyond the information found on this blog, feel free to contact our golf course superintendent, Trevor Hedgepeth.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Leaf Cleanup

During the fall months, leaf cleanup becomes a major priority for the maintenance staff at Kinloch.  We begin by blowing all the leaves from the playing surfaces into the woodlines and native areas.  This allows us to quickly return the golf course into a playable condition.  This, however, is not a permanent solution to the leaf problem.  As the wind picks up, the leaves that were previously cleared will blow back onto the fairways and rough.  For this reason, the maintenance staff uses specialty equipment to vacuum the leaves out of the native areas and return them to the shop.  Shown below is an example of the tractor blowers moving leaves across three fairway.

A video of the leaf vacuum can be seen by clicking HERE.