Thursday, December 20, 2012

Finishing up #8 Fairway

Despite continued rain, we have been steadily making progress on #8 fairway.  As you may remember, the fairway and rough about 100 yds out from the green was unlevel and did not drain well.  We have remedied this problem by lifting all of the turf , adding soil, and grading the entire area.
Adding soil to fill in low areas.
Grading and smoothing the surface.
With a project of this scope, we often unearth other problems that we must fix at the same time.  Such is the case here as the lake bank was in desperate need of repair.  The combination of gravity, wet soil, and equipment have caused the bank to slide into the lake.  This is normal as there is nothing to hold the bank in place like a rock wall.  To fix the problem, we have reshaped the bank and put new sod down.  At some point in the future, we will have to do this again or install a more permanent solution like a rock wall.

Shaping the lake bank.