Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Clubhouse Entrance Landscaping

Residents currently at Copperleaf will notice that the Native grasses have been removed from along the roadside before you enter the clubhouse from the security gate.

The native grasses are being replaced with more colorful shrubs to compliment the existing landscaping from the front entrance all the way to hole 13. Due to the weather events over the past few days, the project has unfortunately been delayed. However, I anticipate having the new plants installed by the end of next week. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:Copperleaf Golf Club

Tropical Depression Rain Event

Overnight, the golf course received almost 5 inches of rain that saturated the already wet soil. This rain event added to the over 1 inch of rain received Monday and now puts the monthly total at 9 inches.

This volume of water caused our lakes to rise by over 1.25 feet and prevented our usually excellent draining golf course to 'back up'. Ultimately, the golf course was closed for a second day as conditions were simply too wet to allow for play.

Fortunately there was no further rain during the day today and coupled with breezy conditions, should allow for the course to re-open Thursday morning. Please be considerate with where you drive your golf carts as there will still be many wet areas in particularly along the perimeters and low lying areas. There will be signs and stakes placed throughout the course to help guide you to the driest areas.

Work commenced today to start the clean up process and repair the washed out bunkers. This process will take several days to complete and cause many of our other detail projects to be postponed. I appreciate your understanding and patience.

Location:Copperleaf Golf Club

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

St. Augustine turf areas

As you drive throughout the community, you may notice some off color turf in our St. Augustine common areas. The turf was treated with a herbicide late last week to remove and control the Nut Sedge weeds that were beginning to infest the area. due to the high rainfall over the past several weeks (12 inches in September), the Nut Sedge has become prolific. The herbicide is extremely successful in controlling the weed, however, it does cause a mild, temporary discoloration to the existing turf grass. In fact, much of the discoloration is the weeds turning brown and dying. This discoloration and dead weeds will be eliminated through mowing and irrigation and will disappear within 7 to 12 days providing a healthy, weed free turf grass.

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Location:Copperleaf Golf Club

Hole 18 tees

As you are playing your next round of golf, you may notice a change on the 18th Blue and White tee complex. These two tees have been enlarged to utilize as much playing surface as possible. In fact, the White tee is now two tiered, increasing the length of the hole slightly The increased tee area will allow for improved playing conditions as the turf will have a greater period of time to recover before the tee markers are placed in the same location. The newly mown turf will take approximately two weeks to adapt to the new mowing height. All tees are scheduled to be top dressed with sand tomorrow as part of our cultural practices. The sand on these new areas will help protect the turf and encourage new growth.

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Location:Copperleaf Golf Club

Palm tree trimming

The Palm tree trimming continues this week with most of the work complete on the front nine. The contractor, Go Green, is doing a wonderful job of removing any dead and dying palm fronds as well as any seed stalks. The finished product provides a much cleaner appearance yet maintains the natural look and health of the plant.

Go Green hopes to complete the trimming of over 1300 trees by the end of next week. I appreciate your patience as the workers continue to prune the trees throughout the course. Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

Location:Copperleaf Golf Club