Friday, March 5, 2010
I have a large tool box here, how I make use of it really can impact on the quality of the turf. You can see through this winter series that everything we use really relates to one another on some ways. If I do not verticut and/or topdress then we need to use the aerator. Also, just one of the machines is not enough to provide fine turf. Grooming and verticutting will open up the turf slightly, allowing the sand from the topdressing to infiltrate into the canopy, the turf will be really smooth. Now if I did not use the vericutter the sand would not be able to get into the turf canopy more sand would remain on the surface. In the end maintaining the golf course is not just mowing the grass. We really have to preform so many tasks use many different pieces of equipment to achieve the result that you want.
This will be the last post for the winter series. I covered most of the topics that I thought you would enjoy. With the snow melting I am getting ready to move the operation outside. I am sure you would rather hear about the golf course then turf equipment.
As of today and what I have seen on the course things look pretty good. The problem is that the lowest areas are still covered in upwards of 3 feet of snow. I really want to see what these look like. I will keep you informed.
Have a great weekend.
Posted by Neil Radatz CGCS