Well it is December and so the talk right now at the urban garden is about the weather. The forecasters are saying a chance of snow just about every night this week. Not big snow but even an inch is pesky because as a hospital we have a lot of patients and visitors who use walkers or wheelchairs and that can be a problem if the ground is icy or slick.
The ice storm the other night depleted a large part of my salt pile so I have another 40 ton ordered for delivery today. It is important to have enough on hand because if we get into a busy period then the salt depots will be way behind and delivery can be delayed several days. It is better to build a stockpile at the beginning of the season then you can have a little cushion in case of a bad weather week.
I am slated to attend the Illinois Turfgrass Foundation Conference this month. It is an industry trade show and training seminars. There will be seminars related to all types of turf problems and culture as well as equipment and supply vendors showing off their latest . I try to attend these every couple of years to keep up with the latest trends and practices. Usually the best ones are in the winter which is okay unless we get snow then I will be attending to that instead of the conference. I look forward to this one and will report on anything of interest in an upcoming post.