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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Spring Aeration

This week we are Verti Draining our greens with 8mm Solid Tines to a Depth of 180mm. Carrying out this operation is crucial in promoting healthy deep rooting grasses and has three main benefits 1. Aids percolation/drainage.2.Releives Compaction allowing deep rooting 3. Last and certainly not least gets oxygen down into the profile allowing gas exchange and the Soil food Web to Thrive, beneficial Fungi & Bacteria need Oxygen to work at breaking down organic matter and locked up nutrients making them available to the plant/roots.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Spring Dressings

Today we have managed to get our 5th Top Dressing of the Season on our Greens : )
Topdressing helps to promote smooth / true surfaces, it also helps dilute any thatch build up, and helps percolation/drainage its a win win win situation ! 

Monday, 9 April 2012

Soil Screening

We have just taken delivery of our new Soil Screener  :  )

This will allow us to be self sufficient in mixing our own soils ,top dressing and divot mix on site using recycled waste from refacing old bunkers,grass clippings turfing jobs ect.