Thursday, 24 September 2015

Autumn maintenance work to Tees

Following on from last weeks Greens maintenance the main Teeing grounds have had some maintenance carried out to them.
All Tees have been double verti-cut followed by a single mow at 8mm height of cut. The new root zone constructed Tees were then verti-drained using 13mm diameter solid tines to a depth of 200mm. The older Tees have been hollow cored using 13mm diameter hollow tines to a depth of 63mm. All Tees will now be sand dressed applying approximately 20 tonnes of dressing sand.

Hollow coring the 17th Tee bed

Friday, 18 September 2015

Greens maintenance week 14th to 18th Sept

The maintenance work on the Greens  has gone to plan this year with the help of favourable weather. All Greens have been treated with the following:

Verti-cut (two passes)
Single mow at 3.5mm height of cut.
Sand dressing involving three dressings over the week applying approximately 50 tonnes of dressing sand.
Verti-drained using 13mm solid tines to a depth of 200mm.
Solid tine using 9mm diameter solid tines to a depth of 75mm.
Overseeding using 50Kg of browntop bent seed. (AberMajesty browntop bent blend)
Overseeding of the large putting Green with varieties of Fescue seed.

Sand dressing

Drag matting the sand into the Green surface

Contract verti-drain on fairways

For the third year in a row "Worth draining" contractors have carried out verti-draining across the fairways and walkways carrying out 50 hours of aeration over a three day period during maintenance week.
Two verti-drains are used using 25mm solid tines to a depth of 200mm. The operation of the verti-drain fractures the underlying soils, improving surface drainage, relieving compaction and improving root growth and general health of the grass plants.

Both aerators working in the valley section of the golf course