We will seed again as much as possible before the end of the season to make sure we get off to a strong start next year.
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This provides a firm, tidier surface as well as reducing the chances of disease breakouts.
Work will start on tees following the completion of surrounds.
We are double rolling immediately behind to reduce disruption. All of the even numbered greens are being completed today with the remainder being finished tomorrow.
The greens are being brushed and cut this morning to help remove some of the coarse grass.
The mower is following immediately behind with the turf conditioners engaged to further lift the grass prior to mowing.
We can expect a larger volume of clippings this morning and as a result a small increase in speed and smoothness. We will repeat the process several times over the coming week or so ahead of overseeding to help reduce competition while the seedlings germinate.
There is nothing to be concerned about and an application of Magnesium and Potassium will help the colour return.
The knives of the slitter penetrate 5″ into the surface and cut a semicircular slot. This allows air and moisture to enter the rootzone and maintain turf health.
As seen in the photos there is minimal disruption as the greens are rolled immediately behind. We will slit again 2-3 times over the coming weeks in slightly different directions.
We can complete all greens in 3 hours which is vastly quicker than solid tining. This process does not replace the tining however and that will be carried out in autumn.