Friday, 11 September 2015

Friday Update

A settled week weather wise has allowed us to get stuck into a few outstanding jobs this week.

The greens were sprayed with a nutrient cocktail on Tuesday to continue growth and help keep any disease at bay. The grass cover is excellent following the recent renovation work. The new bent grass seedlings are blending nicely into the putting surfaces.

The dry conditions have allowed us to stone pick in many of the bunkers. I know this is not a permanent solution, but still worthwhile. 
The thick mown rough throughout the course has been scarified heavily using our tractor mounted Amazone unit. This rips out the thick growth and collects it. This process should (over time and repeated operations) reduce the thickness of the grass. The removal of the grass reduces the available nitrogen in the soil from the clippings, following weekly cutting.

We have also managed to spray more areas of Himalayan Balsam throughout the course. This virulent weed will  quickly take over if left unchecked.

A light top-dressing is planned next week to help maintain smooth surfaces.

Have a great weekend.

Mark & the Greens team.

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