A nice morning for some hand mowing on the greens!!
Also this week we have micro-cored the greens, applied liquid iron to the fairways and approaches and we have started to make some progress on the bunker renovation on the 6th green.
This bunker, once all the old sand had been removed, has had a soakaway installed, and lined with crushed chalk which we then compacted - to seal the chalk. We then applied a light dusting of sand so that if golfers went into the bunker to retrieve balls they wouldn't then leave white chalky footprints everywhere!
We then purposefully left the bunker to see how the chalk layer reacted through the winter- and thankfully it has performed very well.
This week we have been building up the revetted face and backfilling so that next week we can turf the top and surround.
An update on the soil moisture levels..........!
Following the micro core and an application on penetrant, the moisture levels have dropped by 20%.
This clearly shows the importance of aeration and thatch removal...