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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Monday, 1 May 2017

May Day Overseeding & Topdresssing

It's been a lovely dry morning for overseeding more fescue into our greens . Wiedermann Terra Float puts lots plant pot holes into the sward , then seed is bradcast and astro dragmatted in . The turf iron is run over the greens then a dressing of sand to Finnish.

 We ideally like to do a couple of overseeding applications throughout spring to keep the Seedbank high moving into early summer, this helps to compete against Poa Annua which naturally seeds in May /June.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Weedkilling on the St Olaf Greens

Today we have applied weedkiller to the St Olaf greens the target weed is Pearlwort , which will require a follow up spray and overseeding to fill in the gaps. The greens won't look great for a while when the chemical starts work but intensive overseeding will help fill and close in the gaps .It is very hard to see the weed in pictures as it's green and blends in with the sward to the untrained eye !!!   

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Weedkilling at Daisy Bay !

No frost today ! It's perfect conditions for spraying. No wind ,dull/cloudy and no rain forecast.  
Weedkilling is a constant battle and as with many courses it's the daisy which is the most prominent.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Scottish Spring Time

The last few days we have had early morning frosts ,this keeps soil temperatures low and knocks back any early season growth on our greens . The secret is for both Golfers and Greenkeepers to be patient through this period until Mother Nature is ready.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Overseeding Greens April 2017

We are popping in some Fescue with our Dyna Seeder Units .
Any spoil is pulled into the holes with our astro drag mat .

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Weed killing and Bunker Maintenance

This week we have been busy weeding,burning and topping up sand levels on our bunkers.
We have also been spraying fairways with a Herbicide to control Daisies.