This past Monday we added more seed in weak areas on the greens. We use a special tool to make small holes, and then add seed and some more sand. The sand helps to protect the seed from the mowers and increase seed/soil contact. We have seen some seed beginning to germinate (from last week’s seeding) but growing new grass on a green being managed for golf is never easy. Each week we will continue to seed weak areas until they are all gone. Sod is a last resort as it is always trouble for years to come.
|Creating small holes in thin areas.|
|A close look at the holes created and if you look really close you can see the seed (click picture to enlarge).|
|Sand is added to help protect the seed and fill the holes.|