Persimmon Update, Dave's Diary
Dave’s Construction Diary
Commentary from Dave Dube’ on Persimmon’s Greens and Bunker Renovation Project
Week ending June 26, 2015
The construction phase will be completed this weekend and we will begin the completion phase of the project on Monday.
As of yesterday, we have signed off on half the greens and will sign off on the other half today and tomorrow. That means all contours have been verified by GPS to the original specifications from the Architect, or in a few cases to slight adjustments approved by him. They are now ready for planting.
The completion phase starts with sodding in new collars. They will be sodded with 328 variety Bermuda in new greens mix that has been laid to tie the collars into the new green surface. That adds up to smooth transition from collar to green and no more summer issues with burn-out. The sod work will take place next week and will take two or three days to complete.
Next will be hydro-sprigging the new greens with Mini-Verde. The sprigs are contained in a sheath to protect the plant when it first goes into the ground. This covering has nutrients to stimulate growth and it disintegrates as the grass take root in its new environment. Sprigging will follow right behind the collar work and will start on Tuesday, finishing up the end of the week.
Those of you who have been watching this project will be amazed at how quickly the look will transition from brown to green. But be prepared. Soon the green sprigs will turn brown and some of you will be certain that we have killed the new grass. Don’t be concerned, this is simply a part of the process, where the new sprigs take root, shed their protective environment and send out new growth. Soon the green surfaces will return to a healthy green color.
So, the one hundred day clock to fully grow in the greens starts on schedule, July 1st. It’s what I like to call the watch, water and wait period. Now our emphasis can turn to Ironwood and the long list of project work we have to complete between now and November.