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Autumn Maintenance

After a busy summer we are about start our autumn maintenance which begins this week with aeration work around the greens. Walk off areas: these become particularly compacted throughout the season, so this work will help relieve this compaction and improve the condition of the turf around the greens surfaces. To help the recovery of these worn areas a soil conditioner will be applied helping the grass plant to develop a strong root system and...

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This morning, this juvenile was spotted leaving the hibernacula at the 4th Tee. The Green Lizard breeding season takes place in April and May and at this time fierce fighting among males is not uncommon as they establish territories. Between five and twenty eggs are produced in June or July.The clutch is then hidden beneath vegetation or soil and warmed by the sun. The young emerge in September. Good to see they are using the high vis...

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Over this season it’s fair to say that at times the greens have not looked their best with fairy rings and discolouration of different grasses throughout the sward. This is mainly down to the fact that we are trying to starve out Poa Annua from our greens. Poa  Annua has become the dominant grass on our surfaces from years of overwatering and high inputs of nitrogen. This is a common problem throughout the uk, and within the industry is...

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