Monday, January 3, 2011

Greens maintenance

It may not seem like it, but winter is commonly the driest season of the year.  Sand based greens can easily loose too much moisture if not monitored closely.  The common symptoms of drought stress can be easily mistaken during this time of year and rainfall is scarce.  To combat this our assistant superintendent, Michael Liebe, is spraying a wetting agent on the greens.  This product retains moisture in the top 4-6 inches of the rootzone, which keeps the turf from drying out too much.  The ability of this product to keep soil moisture at an optimum level will allow the greens to take advantage of mild days during winter by encouraging growth.

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