Tuesday, August 6, 2013

When backfilling with sand is a bad thing.

We have taken advantage of this weather pattern to address several issues that have been bugging us for a while. It took me a decade, but after watching the same area struggle on one red fairway year after year, we dug it up today.
We found that an old repair had been back filled with straight sand. While sand is a great backfill material for the purposes of settling, it created a different growing medium with a different water requirement. The result was an area where the turf would struggle when the dry weather would come. We will excavate a foot of this material and backfill with root zone mix to more closely match the rest of the fairway.
Check another task off the list,

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