I've taken photos of the fairways as they are aerated but I haven't taken a close look when the greens were done............until this week. At first glance, you could say someone made crop circles on the greens.
When you take a close look, you can see all the little plugs that have been dug out so air and water can get down to the grass roots.
It looks different on the greens, however, as this machine makes smaller plugs and has a little scraper bar that pushes all the plugs into a nice neat row behind it.
I sent Don out to pick up some samples.
Here's a good close up of the holes and the plugs that are pulled out.
Then it all gets raked into neat piles and picked up.
It certainly takes a lot of special equipment and manpower to keep a course looking nice.
Thought you might like to see more photos from our morning tour. I wonder if this palm tree will survive after its adventure with the lightning bolt.
The canopy is now up at the south pavilion.
Tractor Supply is moving along.
All that scaffolding must be quite an investment for the contractor.
There was lots of activity over on Mica by the 800s as new houses are arriving. Looks like the whole street may be filled in.
They're just finishing up the palm trees by the main entrance.
Another interesting point on our tour is the abundance of fruit on many of the trees around the park. Everyone with a fruit tree should have a huge harvest this year as all the trees appear to be loaded.
This little bush doesn't draw a lot of attention at first glance, but when you take a close look, it has really beautiful blossoms.
If you want to know what kind of bush it is, you'll have to ask AJ and Irene Fraties as we found this beauty in their backyard on Coyote Trail.
That's all for today.