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Old 03-10-2012, 12:03 AM
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Advice for controlling overgrowth?

There is a course nearby that just about completed. It just needs finished teeboxes and signage. The problem we are encountering is one of the holes has a lot of weed and sapling overgrowth. Other than taking a weedwacker and lawnmower, are there better longterm ways to help manage this?
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:05 AM
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:27 AM
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:38 AM
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:26 AM
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There is a course nearby that just about completed. It just needs finished teeboxes and signage. The problem we are encountering is one of the holes has a lot of weed and sapling overgrowth. Other than taking a weedwacker and lawnmower, are there better longterm ways to help manage this?
The more people play the more this overgrowth will subside........not sure how popular it is, but long term that will help. Outside of that, weedwacker and a lawnmower are the best/environmentally safe methods....IMO
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:39 PM
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roll carpet all the way down the fairway? I have actually considered that on some of the trails between holes. It isn't a long distance, and would help show the way to the next hole maybe.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:56 PM
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There is a course nearby that just about completed. It just needs finished teeboxes and signage. The problem we are encountering is one of the holes has a lot of weed and sapling overgrowth. Other than taking a weedwacker and lawnmower, are there better longterm ways to help manage this?
Salt does work, but it kills everything.
Routine maintenance is always the best bet, but if this is an area too hard to reach , then you really are reduced to salt or some form of weed killer, or doing something more drastic like taking a skid loader, digging the area out, then putting plastic down to prevent future growth, then put in rock or wood chips, or whatever yard work design you would like.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:18 PM
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:02 PM
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If you had to cut larger trees then the canopy has opened up, letting more sunlight in, and all kinds of plants will take advantage of that...sometimes even plants that you didn't see around before that had seeds in the soil. If people compact the soil in those areas, it should help. Other than that, a lot of manual trimming or you could spot treat with strong Roundup if the landowner is ok with that. I wouldn't use anything stronger like Triox or similar, which is very toxic, lasts for years, and leaches into water over time.
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I'd advise against turning over the soil or using mulch, etc. Doesn't really help and it can sometimes create more problems than it's worth.
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