Monday, October 6, 2008

Longest Month of the Year

The longest month of the year for me is October.

It is the month my golf course closes for over seeding.

What we basically do is dry up all the warm season grass and scalp it to the ground. It is a very dusty job. A lot residents leave town because the grass in the air is too much to handle. I just stock up on allergy medicine and try to stay awake while I’m operating heavy equipment.

We will hopefully have the scalping done in one week. We work dawn till dusk until it is.

Next we reseed the course with about 110,000 lbs. of cool season grass. Another 3 days, dawn til dusk.

That leaves 20 days of worrying about if that seed is going to grow. Waiting for that first sign of life can seem like an eternity. Like waiting for water to boil.

Like waiting for me to post


Dave said...

I don't want to make you angry...
but is that 20 days of doing nothing??? Heeehehehehe
*runs away*

Miranda said...

Well, I hope your seed has better luck than your Angels. They put up a good fight and it was a fun series to watch. Now I cross my fingers for a Dodgers/Red Sox World Series.
That would be pretty awesome.

Malathionman said...

Dave- You better run. :) There is ton of stuff to do. We are actually mowing after ten days.

Miranda- I think that's the match up everyone wants but the Rays are going to be tough. I don't know who I hate more, Manny or the BoSox!

Wilits was safe at third, but I would not have squeezed.

Dave said...

*still running*

Miranda said...

I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on that one....

VENTL8R said...

We had grass growing after a week. Now, a month later, I could probably mow it, but the ground is still very soft. We also have a lovely wheat crop growing thanks to the straw we put down as mulch!

Malathionman said...

Kristi- That's too funny. I remember that picture you posted in your blog. You were so proud of that grass. You should post the wheat!

Miranda- Deal.

White Hot Magik said...

There you go talking about grass again. I may follow your suite soon and put down some annual rye to green up my newly fenced backyard area.

Elizabeth said...

"I just stock up on allergy medicine and try to stay awake while I’m operating heavy equipment."

Try NoDoz.

"...Like waiting for me to post"

Holy crap can I relate!!! LOL

Malathionman said...

Nora- Annual Rye sucks. Use perenial.

Elizabeth- Diet Coke baby, diet coke.