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It is my intention to give the readers a better understanding of what we do to maintain The Farms Country Club's 18 hole championship golf course and grounds.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Bentgrass Nursery Already Paying Off!

We are already using our new Creeping Bentgrass nursery for patch work on the course. Long gone are the days of stealing grass from the Practice Green!
Our greens are finally starting to perk up and we are seeing a little growth. One of the ways we are fixing some of the damaged areas is to utilize cup-cutter turf plugs from the nursery. We space the plugs far enough apart so that foot and mower traffic will not damage young bentgrass seedlings as they sprout. It will help these areas to fill in quicker too. Additionally, the plugs we are installing are Creeping Bentgrass. The desirable species we are constantly trying to increase in population.
Turf plugs being removed from nursery. The plugs on right are from a damaged area.
A close up of a four inch plug. LOOK AT THOSE ROOTS!
Chris spacing out the turf plugs on thirteen green.
Our next step in the healing process will be to overseed the greens Tuesday, May fifth. A slice seeder will be going across the greens in two directions. This is a non-invasive process. After a quick roll we will lightly topdress and water. Perfect timing because it looks like the warm weather is finally coming!