Boss of the Moss
Not quite the summer sunshine we had just before the Easter holidays at the moment. After ensuring the irrigation system is working correctly it has barely stopped raining!
In between heavy rain showers we have been hollow coring tees. Its been a staggered approach over the past couple of weeks, mainly to attack moss on the tees. To start off we verticut the tees to a depth of 3mm to thin out the moss, we then applied a granular fertiliser with a high iron content which would hit the moss and encourage grass growth. We waited until the moss had turned black before verticutting them again to pull out as much moss as possible. The plan was then to hollow core,top dress and over seed but due to the rainfall over the past week we have managed to get all the tees hollow cored and will complete the topdressing and overseeding this week (weather permitting!)
One good way of taking advantage of the rain over the past couple of weeks is to wash in any fertiliser we need to apply at this time of year. So keeping this in mind we have fertilised greens, tees, approaches and fairways so it shouldn’t be too long before we start to see some increased grass growth which is well timed as we have 4 new staff starting this week to assist us.
The next couple of weeks will be busy getting the new guys up to speed and training etc. Its a busy time of year…..
Posted: April 23rd, 2012 under Course Maintenance.