A really busy week for all the team carrying out the essential renovation on the greens.
We started on Sunday night, deep tining (400mm x 20mm) to relieve the deep compaction. We followed this with 75mm x 12mm hollow tines to remove any thatch and fibrous material. We then over-seeded the greens with a mixture of bent grasses to improve the quality of the sward. The greens then received repeated pure sand dressings which were worked into the holes with a brush & dragmat. Weather conditions have to be perfect to achieve this and luckily the afternoons have been dry and bright.
We have cut new holes and ironed and brushed the surfaces prior to the weekend. All we now need is some rain to help wash the sand in.
The greens will be sprayed with a nutrient cocktail early next week and will continue to be ironed and brushed to improve the surfaces.
Thanks for your patience while this work is completed, hopefully, this work will provide drier and firmer surfaces thru the winter months.
Mark & the Greens team.