Monday, January 20, 2014
Yes our greens cracked again this year as they do every year. The cracking was probably even more severe because the frost went very deep into the soil. The picture above is on the right corner of 11 green. This crack actually heaves upward by about an inch every year but as the frost comes out of the ground it goes away. Most cracks do not exhibit this heaving process but it illustrates that there must be some sort of mini-fault lines within the soil because the cracks return in the same places annually. Most years the grass survives along the crack and it becomes unnoticeable once growth starts. However during severe winters the exposure along those cracks can kill the grass leaving a noticeable browning for a month or two.