Monday, July 15, 2013

Black layer

With temperatures climbing and the stress on the turf increasing, we become vigilant of potential turf problems. We didn't have to look too hard. The greens on the new side are beginning to show signs of black layer.
I could insert a whole bunch of soil science, discussing oxidation and reduction, metal sulfides, and anaerobic bacteria, but I won't.
The new nine uses a different water source and you may have smelled the sulphur in the well passing by white six. This poor water creates some challenges for us. With some fertilizer applications, judicious use of water, and aerification, we should see an improvement.
Looks like summer is here,

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