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Los Gatos, California, United States
Kevin is currently the certified superintendent at La Rinconada Country Club. Kevin was the Director of Maintenance at Lahontan Golf Club for over 14 years. Some of the responsibilities over the expanse of his career include the daily upkeep of multiple golf courses, natural resources, environmental compliance, and roads and streets. The wide ranging expertise has come from a combination of education and experiences. Degrees in Meteorology (1987 University of Nebraska/Lincoln), and Horticulture (1992 Colorado State), complete the formal side of this important combination of qualifications. A lifetime of experience around golf courses, and the game of golf was provided by Kevin's father.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Turf Conversion Demonstration Area

The turf conversion demonstration area at the end of the practice facility is a good indicator of what to expect in late August after the course is sprayed with round up. 

Examining the picture you can see how the majority of the grass and weeds turned color and died within a week of application.  The Bermuda grass is proving to be quite stubborn and it is still green after 2 application of round up.  Fortunately we have time and space to come up with the most efficient and effective method of dealing with the Bermuda.  The sand and aerification of the demonstration area will happen next week, and seed to follow closely after.  The new grass will be emerging by the first week of June giving a great contrast to the existing mix of grasses that are currently there.


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