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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Decrease in soil temps

The two photographs below indicate the soil temperatures in the 4th green 14 days apart.  This dramatic decrease is a excellent example of how cloudy, wet and cold days can dramatically change the soil temperatures.  This decrease in temp has a dramatic affect on how much the grass grows.  Warm season grasses do not like cold soil temperatures which is why during the winter months any recovery from injury is greatly reduced.  We are lucky enough this far south that the grasses very rarely go dormant.  Growing conditions typically stay just right to keep everything green but growth is minimal.

The 4th Green on November 4th 2019

The 5th Green on November 18th 2019