Saturday, July 9, 2011

Let me try this again

We are busy putting water in areas that we consider to be high priority areas.  Please pardon our hoses, but they are a necessary evil.  If we were to use our sprinklers to keep the green banks green, the putting surfaces would be super saturated (good name for a band, Erwin McKone and the super saturated putting surfaces...... Yeah).
The bent poa mix on the greens cut at .120", has a very different water requirement than the surrounding blue / rye rough that many people believe is cut at 4 inches.  The differing water requirements mean that we must choose which one we will use when determining irrigation programming.  We water with the irrigation programs for the average green requirement.  Notice the average statement.  This means that some of the greens are not receiving adequate irrigation from sprinklers, which is why we hand water.  If our goal was to eliminate the labor intensive hand watering practice, we would have to program the irrigation system to water adequately, the driest areas on the putting surfaces, making the average areas greater than adequate (or soggy).
Wow, I just blew my own mind,

Sent from Erwin's phone, please excuse grammar and punctuation.

Sent from Erwin's phone, please excuse grammar and punctuation.

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