After one week of heavy irrigation it is time start to cut back the watering. To germinate seed it needs to be moist for prolonged periods of time. To grow healthy grass the roots need a balance of oxygen and water in the soil. We have enough seed germinated that we are now in the period of growing grass and we can cut back the from 11 waterings a day to 4.
|Friday Sept 21, 9 days after first watering|
Rolling greens with a 1,000 lb compaction roller is not for the faint of heart. But in the right hands it takes care of imperfections very well. The sod that was put back onto the 15th green improved dramatically with the use of this technique.
|Rolling the new 15th greens surface|
Although grubs do not feed on seed they did cause some areas of existing turf to come up when our seeder went through them. These were then treated with an insecticide. Another example of adjustments made during our conversion work.
The projected re - opening the first week of November looks very achievable at this point.