We can all agree the start of July was was very hot, in fact it was Kenya, or should I say "Ah Zabenya". Well that's what me and the lads use for the meaning of hot.....Very hot.
You must watch the video to your right to understand >>>>
Due to this hot, dry period, you may have noticed at the beginning of the month that the greens and fairways were starting to suffer from the intense heat. However, the maintenance and work that took place to help prevent this from happening is shown below.
- Application of wetting agent
The needle tines in the picture provide the smallest footprint (of any tines), whilst creating an environment for efficient gas exchange and water infiltration. These narrow tines are the ideal selection for turf requiring frequent aeration, especially during the warmer months.
- It loosens the soil, improving drainage.
- Increases the rooting depth of the grass, which in turn strengthens it.
- Increases the rate at which soil breaks down thatch
- It improves the effectiveness of fertilisation.
The blades of a verticutting reel are finer and more numerous than those on a scarifying reel. They are designed to be used above the thatch layer to remove dead and dying grass plants that will ultimately contribute to the thatch layer.
To sum this up, a wetting agent is a product that will help retain moisture in the plant (greens) when irrigated. We're using ....Revolution. This takes the work out of growing great turf from the bottom up. It works in the soil to stabilize moisture levels, balance air-to-water ratios and provide better access to nutrients in the rootzone.
Revolution means you can control the amount of water you apply with irrigation when conditions are dry, and even when the rain won’t stop, Revolution will stabilise the moisture levels within the soil giving you an even surface of unrivalled playability.
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You must watch this video below featuring James, aka 'Wheres Jammy'.