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Water management 


We monitor moisture in our playing surfaces using a moisture meter. The target zone is between 25% - 35% moisture. Too high and the the ground may become too soft causing uneven playing surfaces. Too low and the surfaces may become un resposive too holding a ball or taking a divot. 

Many factors effect the moisture readings such as, Weather, organic matter content, Hydrophobic soil, wetting agents, aeration.  

With the recent warm dry weather we have been irrigating the greens, surrounds and aprons every night. Tees and fairways have been irrigated every other night. We put an average of 18,000 litres of water on per night. If we run an average program of greens, surrounds, aprons and tees it starts at 9pm and runs right through unitl just after 5am. 




With how firm the fairways currently are we have decided to put overseeding the fairways on hold until the ground conditions are right. The fairways are too firm which will prevent the discs from penetrating the surface. This will prevent the seedlings being planted at the required depth. 

We will be overseeding the green surrounds and walk ways week commencing 29th April. The greens surrounds have been recieving sufficient amounts of water due to daily watering. 



Thanks for reading 

The Greenstaff

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