Greens Report May 2018
Greens report to 11th May 2018
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April was once again an unpredictable month, 64mm of rainfall compared to only 8mm last year but this year we have had much more frost, we even had frost into the start of May and this with some cold East winds has restricted growth on our greens. All greens have been fertilised, seeded and top-dressed. The good parts on the greens are good but the affected parts are only starting to show signs of recovery this week. Germination of seeded areas is noticeable for the first time this week but it is still not as quick as I would have hoped for. Therefore we will undertake a large part of next week to work solely on the greens.
Spray all greens with liquid Surf to turf, a mix of seaweed and liquid fertiliser.
Plug greens as required using plugs from the chipping green or from the back corner of the green being repaired. Use the seed slotter around the outside of the greens and apply seed by hand to areas as required, then brush into the slots with a covering of top-dressing, again brushing in by hand. I have a mix of better grade seed for this, an 80/20 bents/fescue mix. Once each green has been finished we will then fully top-dress each green and brush this in. This is labour intensive but needs to be done and this will be our main focus until all greens are completed.
All fairways, fringes/approaches and tees have been fertilised, the growth is only just started to show on the fairways and once we have finished working on the greens we will go back and top up areas as required.
We have started applying a mix of screened soil and seed to bare areas where we had wear and tear from traffic over the winter, again this will be on-going.

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