Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Seeding and more seeding

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.