Golf Course Maintenance is an exciting and challenging journey. This blog attempts to give the reader some insight and appreciation for the individuals closest to the front lines of battle. Join us as we defend quality golf conditions from the evil forces that attempt to prevent them.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Cart traffic stresses turf
Well, the heat took it's toll on some fairway turf yesterday. We are seeing cart traffic marks in several areas. It is important that carts avoid stressed areas during August and late July. Mounds are especially sensitive to damage because of the nature of slopes and water holding. You will also notice areas on the perimeter of the fairways that are damaged, several factors come into play here and our single row irrigation system is just one of them. Please be mindful of the high stress on the turf right now, avoid mounds and low areas, and observe the 90 degree rule, which reduces the amount of traffic in the fairways. Another way to reduce the traffic on the fairway is to crossover the fairway to your ball and continue on to the rough. Whichever way you choose, please refrain from driving in the fairway when possible. Hydrate, Turf