Yesterday morning we began demolition on the “flower” garden next to the pro-shop. The garden has been there for a very long time and needed a little love.
After assessing our options and brainstorming some ways to improve it, we settled on a plan and began construction. We will start by tearing out the existing railroad ties that were used as the retaining wall.
To replace these, we are going to construct a stone wall built out of colonial wall stone. If you are familiar with the property, this will match similar to the stone wall on the brick patio on the side of the clubhouse.
Once the railroad ties are removed, the area will be prepared with gravel and lined with Mirafi 140N. This is used as a silt screen for the retaining wall.
After the wall is constructed, we are going to build and install a perennial garden with some annuals used as border plants. The design will look something like this.
Please check back, as I will post a slide show from start to finish when the project is completed! See you on the course soon!
-Jason VanBuskirk, Superintendent