Monday, July 18, 2011

Preparing For The Heat

The forecast calls for very high temperatures this week so today we spiked greens, applied a very light dusting of sand, and applied 0-0-10 (a fertilizer with calcium and potassium).  We just did some of these same things three weeks ago and not surprisingly saw a very positive response.  We paid our dues earlier this spring with some much needed deep aeration and are seeing an incredible difference in the performance and health of the turf.  That work along with our current focus on keeping the surfaces "open" is proving to be a good recipe so far.  I expect this week to be tough on turf, but I am confident that the preparations that began in the spring will get us past this spell in great shape.

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