The Groundsman

July 2012

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the Groundsman July 2012 content with the intention of achieving improved surface performance. So, the following renovation and maintenance programmes were designed by STRI, and they continue to be implemented: End season renovation 2011 • • • • • Overseed with fescue Graden sand injection scarification using 2 mm width blades to a depth of 23 mm Overseed with bent grass mix using the Graden unit Final topdressing to achieve smoothness and continue to ease out surface level deviations according to CAD levels survey plan. General maintenance 2012 • • Late February - application of lawn sand @ 40g/m² Routine pencil tine aeration supported by minor spring renovation including deep verti- cutting Hollow core to a depth of 60 mm and integrate topdressing to achieve fill FEATURE 23 A close-up of one of the competition greens Bring a touch of class to every surface For more information on our full range of grounds maintenance equipment or a no obligation demonstration call 01332 824777 World class turf maintenance equipment Photo: Colin Hoskins

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