Greenskeeper Updates



Greenskeeper Weekly Update

 

13/08/2017

Last week we concentrated on the cutting to catch up from the previous week.  We have caught up a fair bit on the rough areas but we will be focusing on it again this week.

We were aiming to spray the wetting agent onto the greens this week, but the conditions were just right on Friday so we carried it out then.

You may have noticed on the greens that there are a number of worm casts-there are more than usual at this time of year because of the wet conditions.  There are roughly 28 varieties of worms in this country but only 3 cause worm casts on the surface.  There is nothing currently available that can kill the worms but there are chemicals which can reduce the amount of time they surface and send them further below ground.  We will try to apply this chemical in the coming week as conditions allow.

Thank you to everyone who has been repairing the pitch marks recently-it is much appreciated by the greenkeepers and other golfers as well.

Tony, ClearCut