I was admiring the view this morning before spraying our (the greenkeepers) new best friend 'Primo Maxx'.
There are a couple of areas on the course where you could be forgiven for asking the question,'what's going on there ?'
If you take a look at the pictures above and below you will notice yellow areas on the fairways.
The simple explanation is that we are changing the shape of each fairway, some more than others. When a lower than normal cut is made this can cause stress to the grass thus making the sports turf turn yellow.
This will usually take around two weeks to repair itself providing we have some rain.
We all know Redditch is half woodland / half parkland and due to many shaded and clay areas, it has resulted in poor grass coverage. The cure for this is Primo Maxx.
What is Primo Maxx ??
Primo Maxx reduces top growth while improving both sward density and root mass. It has a unique active ingredient which reduces vertical growth, increases food reserves and lateral stem development. This creates a healthier and thicker sward that can better withstand temperature extremes, moisture loss and heavy wear and tear.
3 months of using PM the change has been amazing, I've never seen it look so good. Now it looks like one on Andy Clark's carpets !!
Benefits of using Primo maxx
Reduced irrigation requirement
Improved drought tolerance
Increased fungicide performance
Reduction in clippings
Assistance in resisting disease