Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cooler, Wetter Weather Coming

With the cooler weather, we were able to resume typical cultural work this past Monday.  On Monday, we verticut and topdressed greens.  We have not verticut greens since June.  The verticutting was well overdue and helps to control puffiness and grain.  Hopefully things will return to normal (weather wise) for the remainder of the year.  We are still very dry and rain is forecast for the coming days.  We also applied a wetting agent to the greens on Monday to help keep localized dry spots from developing.

Verticutting greens this past Monday.  The reels consist of many blades that cut the grass vertically, sometimes you can see small grooves in the turf afterwards.  This is done in two different directions.


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Sycamore trees have very interesting bark that peals from the trees each year.