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Matthew Crowther
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Aerification season
Long view or short view?  I often get asked why are you aerating, the turf was perfect? The answer is simple: how do you think it got to be perfect? Worrying about how the greens will putt for a few days is short view thinking. Every tournament you see on T...

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The great charcoal scare
I made a change in the way I applied our crabgrass preventative this year. I often make subtle changes to the programs to see if we can improve costs, efficiency, or simply the course in general. It seemed to be a home run as it was very efficient, easy to ...
The great charcoal scare
The great charcoal scare
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Last Day for Golf Auction
Regulars to this blog will remember me discussing the Tee Up New England Auction. I covered it  HERE  in a post. This is the last day for the on-line auction. There are some great courses as usual but this year we have added the ATG Alumni Turf Group from U...
Last Day for Golf Auction
Last Day for Golf Auction
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Tree work. Removing the emotion
My Twitter feed is full of pictures and videos of trees coming down. This is all over the country but mostly in cold climates since it is the off-season. This is not a coincidence. It is always interesting to me that we superintendents get labeled as tree h...
Tree work. Removing the emotion
Tree work. Removing the emotion
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Frost just won't break
a quick update for all you frustrated golfers missing this warm spell. All greens are clear of ice and snow now finally. The third and fourth greens being our last hold outs. Of course there is a ton of ice in the swale behind three. The issue is the frost ...
Frost just won't break
Frost just won't break
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Dancing on the edge
There are many issues to face when growing plants for a living. Mostly they revolve around weather extremes: too wet/dry, cold/hot, wind, sun; you get the idea. I have discussed Winterkill a number of times in these pages. It is a catch all term we use to d...
Dancing on the edge
Dancing on the edge
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Storm Recap
We dodged another one. Sure we had hurricane force winds, flooding, road closures, a few trees down, and some power loss, but nothing out of the ordinary. It could have been much worse. Power was restored quickly and we didn't get much snow, so most roads w...
Storm Recap
Storm Recap
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Year end follow up
I am hoping to get this post in before the power goes out so excuse any half thoughts or bad grammar. We had quite a cold snap over the last two weeks since my last post. Single digits at night and teens during the day. A couple of inches of snow tossed in ...
Year end follow up
Year end follow up
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Season ending
It would not be a post without some talk of the weather. Being in New England means it will vary and never be exactly as predicted by the professionals. Overall it has still been nice. We had one real cold snap for a weekend but then it climbed back up to n...
Season ending
Season ending
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Fall Update
We survived the tropical storm OK. It was very windy and wet with boats not running for more than a day which always makes things interesting. We lost a few limbs and trees and lots of twigs and leaves but the crew did a fabulous job cleaning the course. So...
Fall Update
Fall Update
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