I would like to welcome everyone back for the 2008 golf season. We still have a few projects that we are working on, but will have everything in great shape very soon. There are some white stakes on 1,2,3,8,11 in the rough and natives areas on the course. These stakes are marking the locations of the new trees. Bruce Co. will be supplying the trees and we will be planting in the next 3 weeks. If you have had a crabgrass problem in your yard in the past and you do not have to reseed any spots, now is the time to apply a crabgrass preemergant. Most of the snow mold areas in your yard will be fine, but the spots should be lightly raked to encourage some new growth. Remember to always follow the label directions on the bag of fertilizer for your yard. More of the product will not be any more beneficial then less. The dose equals the poison too much will most likely cause some damage to something. As homeowners, it is important to remember where all the fertilizers or pesticides are going if not applied correctly. For instance, the timing of the application was before heavy rainfall the product would not have a chance to filter through the turf and in this case would runoff down the street. There are many products that companies sell to address certain issues like weedkiller or insect killers. In most cases, most likely do not need to make an application of these over your entire yard. If you have a question regarding a problem that you cannot diagnose the OJ Noar research lab just down the street near PD will be able, for a small fee, correctly tell you what your problem is then you can buy a product just for your problem. Maintaining a healthy lawn has many benefits to the environment but if not done correctly you can out way the benefit.