Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunny and dry

The forecast looks good for golf! There is no rain in sight. We like to keep the golf course dry, however, extended periods of dry weather will dry the soils out past a point where we can re-wet with the irrigation system.
When we irrigate we can only put down about a tenth of an inch of water. The result is a constant light watering at the surface, which makes for a soft playing surface. Soaking rains are needed to replenish the water in the root zone, so that we can allow the surface to dry and firm up. Water infiltration, a key concept for playable turf.
Is it August yet?

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