Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Snow Fence

Due to our high winds everyday, winter desiccation is our arc eminences.  After the snow falls, keeping the snow in place is a daunting task.  For the past 6 years, we have been putting up snow fence to "trap" the snow in place.  The original use for snow fence is to keep snow from gathering on roads, highways, etc. by placing it 40-60 feet into the wind.  We use the same concept but to keep the snow in place covering our greens, tees and fairways.  This year we have installed 1.6 miles of snow fence.  As you can see in the pictures above, the fence has trapped the snow on the lower half of the fairway while the top half has blown off.  The snow is covering the turf, insulating it to decrease the chance of desiccation and over time with the sun, the snow melts, hydrating the turf below.