Happy New Year! Dardens Gardens Vegas Residency Begins!

Isaiah 43:19

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

Happy New Year! Nancy & I started our Residency in Henderson just before Christmas. It took a minute to get here but it’s a beautiful drive. I would have updated the web page sooner but I was immediately welcomed by government agency’s requiring remediations be completed at the Wildhorse Golf Club. Dealing with government agencies is time consuming, and they love paper work. Welcome to the neighborhood right!!

The golf course is in a state of quiescent or dormancy on the cynadon dactylon or C4 turf. We have been cleaning the shop area, and reduction pruning the golf course for playability and aesthetics. Frost delays here have been intermittent.

Water quality here is horrible but not worse than Kiawah. They do need a So^2 generator to increase hydrogen and decrease the bicarbonates by lowering the ph of the irrigation water.

Watering the frost off the green on #2

The picture on the front of the post is of #4 tee to green and we could not see the green from the tee box now we can. We will continue clearing debris. Here is the creek on 17 that we couldn’t see. Some areas may not have been pruned for eight to ten years.

#9 before and above during. We will add some red mulch around the palms and get the water feature back to a water feature and not a jungle!

The pump houses need some major work and new filters inside. The filters are broken ergo debris passes through like tiny fish or Protozoa and clogs the sprinkler heads at the foot valve. When that happens it’s like trying to get water out of a fuel tank on a vehicle one start at a time in 25 degree weather. It’s not good and rain fall here is sparse. I’d suggest fixing the pump stations repairing the pumps.

The steel baskets fit inside the pipe to filter but are bent and can not rotate inside the pipe. Over time by not spinning in a centrifugal motion and rubbing the paddles they are not at specification any more. Something with specificity can not be welded with chicken wire. It is “special” item for the pump station.

Christmas Lunch with the boys in the shop. Here’s the boys.

Rain, humidity, and dew points here are typically low to none so when it does rain there is always a chance of a flood due to the Mountains around the valley. We are on a hillside in Henderson but still get some water run off from nearby neighborhoods. The junk has to go and did. Literally, the health department also stopped by my first week here and sent a nice government letter telling me to remove it and provide the debris removal ticket. And so we did. We would have cleaned it up regardless but it became a priority. Great Job grinding reels Jim. They’ll be ready in 2019 no doubt! We’ll see who figures this out!!!! Ya never know where I’ll be right! Here there everywhere. Jim Ramey is one of the top equipment managers in the country. And he’s not here he’s there!!

I tried to add up all the cities I’ve been in the last 3 months and I lost count after 25 but 13 states at least between here and There. Stopped in Denver for lunch one Sunday and dinner in Vail. Pretty neat!Christmas in Galena off the grid at the Estate. Nice shirt Dad! Don’t fly Sprint ever

9 Wildhorse before we started reshaping Landscape. Roses need trimmed. Snow in Ohio before I left the second time to fly to Denver. Snow in Denver.

I almost forgot about Detroit- No need to go there either like flying spirt or sprint. Don’t do it. Just kidding actually Detroit had their tree up first I think. There’s the progress photo on 9 pre progress. This will look amazing when finished. But it’s going to take a minute to finish it with three guys. See you all soon. We are making greens great! The tees and greens were overseeded with poa trivialis and ryegrass prior to my arrival. The base turf is Bermuda that’s why it’s brown. We get frost here.

please excuse any brevity or typos as always if you have any questions please ask. Thank you for your support. See you on the course.


4 thoughts on “Happy New Year! Dardens Gardens Vegas Residency Begins!

  1. thats great man I thought those bastards were shut down@fedgov.govanshit

    On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 6:39 PM Darden Nicks Agronomy wrote:

    > Darden posted: “Isaiah 43:19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs > up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in > the wasteland. Happy New Year! Nancy & I started our Residency in Henderson > just before Christmas. It took a minute t” >


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