DEL 14 MAY AL 20 MAY (Velocidad en pies-Speed in feet / Altura en mm-Height in mm)

miércoles, 25 de abril de 2018

Trabajos de arborista 2018 - Work by arborist 2018

La arboleda de Las Brisas es uno de los principales valores de nuestro campo de golf. Por ello, la supervisión y mantenimiento de nuestro arboretum, incluyendo podas en altura y tratamientos radiculares, están en manos de Luis Alberto Diaz-Galiano, reconocido arborista certificado, con el que trabajamos desde hacer varios años.
A continuación presentamos los informes de las actuaciones realizadas este año.

Trees are one of the main assets at Las Brisas. Consequently, our arboretum supervision and maintenance, including pruning and root treatment, is in the hands of Luis Alberto Diaz-Galiano, well recognized certified arborist, who works with us since several years ago.
You can find below the reports from this year work.

viernes, 23 de marzo de 2018

Alerta 24 Marzo - 24th March Alert

Se informa que la Agencia Española de Meteorologia alerta de Riesgo de Viento fuerte con rachas de 70 km/h comenzando el sábado 24 de marzo a las 5:00 y terminando el sábado 24 de marzo a las 16:00.
Rogamos extremen las medidas de seguridad por el riesgo de caída de árboles y ramas.

Spanish Weather Agency informs about Risk of high wind with 70 km/h gusts starting saturday 24th of march at 5:00 and finishing saturday 24th of march at 16:00.
Please practice extreme caution giving the risk of trees and limbs fall.

viernes, 22 de septiembre de 2017


·         Just aerated with a medium size hollow tine.
·         Greens rolling at 10-10.5
·         We are now currently redefining the shape of the greens.

      Fairways and roughs:
·         Working in the low humidity/low fertility regime.
·         New drainage at 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 17th

Collars and tees:

It is our weakest issue for near future. Main problem is dealing with salinity and stresses that make the turf less competitive vs. Bermudagrass and other weeds.
We have new annual weeds: crabgrass and goosegrass. They both germinate in spring and die in autumn. Every year is a new battle. Best approach is to use preemergence herbicide. Post emergence herbicide (once it weeds have stablished) needs to be done in summer when bentgrass is very susceptible.

Bermudagrass encroachment is very difficult to control. Herbicide application in summer, when Bermuda is very active and bentrass very weak is not a good option. We take actions to extend the life of the perimeters free of Bermuda (limited herbicide control, plastic barrier, edging, hand pulling, mowing low the Bermuda perimeter) but this will only slow down the encroachment. Digging and replacing sod is the only option.
We got 2.750 meters of green perimeters and 3.000 of tee perimeter (2.300 sqmt to change 40 cm of perimeter). We got 800 sqmt nursery.

Refurbishment 568
·         Details to finish: bark areas, ornamental grasses…

Stone work:
·         Creek at 8th.

Creek at 17th:
·         Needs cleaning of lake
·         Needs repair of sewage line (Municipality)
·         Needs changes in river banks to prevent future damages.

Bark areas:
·         New bark and Bermuda encroachment for winter.
·         Ornamental grasses.

miércoles, 29 de marzo de 2017

What do we need maintenance week for?

Like every year, as soon as temperature rises, we need to open the soil to reduce compaction from traffic (players, buggies and machinery), allowing water and oxygen channels that will promote root growth. All we surely do is preparing the plant for the harshness and difficulties from summer.

As a rule of thumb, the surface impacted every year, making holes that will be filled with clean sand, should be from 15 to 25%, depending on a number of factors: soil type, irrigation water quality, traffic, turf species… In RCG Las Brisas we aim for a 20% impact, since the reclaim water use for irrigation dictates a medium/high need for aeration.

To achieve this figure, our aeration program includes 2 course hollow tines, 1 thin hollow tine and 1 solid tine, combined with a light top-dress to fill these holes. We prefer a light and frequent approach, never using a very course tine.

The process in greens, tees and collar includes:

Core removing

Amendments application
Dragging and brushing

Final cleaning


Core removing

Amendments application
Dragging and brushing

Core removing

Amendments application
Dragging and brushing