|The different colors in this field are all different soil types.|
|Granite with a small amount of soil is very representative of the soil substructure on several holes at HFCC.|
We have decided to try a technique that an arborist once showed me to improve the rooting of trees and that is to drill into the soil and fill the holes with compost and sand. The filled holes hold moisture and provide a good medium for turf to grow. Additionally, during the winter, the moisture holding holes will freeze and thaw and fracture the adjoining soil allowing the turf to penetrate the bad soil.
|4" holes are drilled into the soil on the 6th fairway.|
|The holes are approximately 6" - 8" deep.|
|Each hole is filled with compost and sand.|