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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


Author: Jason VanBuskirk

I am the past Golf Course Superintendent at Stow Acres Country Club located in Stow, MA. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Horticulture and Turfgrass Management. Before Stow Acres, I did an internship at one of the country's top 100 courses, The Stanwich Club located in Greenwich, CT. I worked as an Assistant Superintendent at Oakley Country Club located in Watertown, MA and Stow Acres Country Club South Course before becoming the Superintendent at Stow Acres CC. I am married to my soul mate and we have two incredible kids! My course counterpart, Kingston, loves riding shotgun in the cart. In my downtime, I enjoy working out, coaching hockey, and playing with our kids. Hope you enjoy the blog!

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