What grass is used for golf courses
Various maintenance measures for the regeneration of the turf
Every maintenance measure is associated with restrictions on gaming operations. Many members and green fee players are surprised when the secretariats of the golf courses say: "Today maintenance measures are being carried out, only limited gaming operations are possible." The procedures described below are maintenance measures that are necessary for the regeneration of the Turf are required.
Our cuttings are mowed with cylinder mowers 3-4 times a week (depending on the weather) to a cutting height of 12 mm.
Our greens are cut back to 3.5 - 5 mm by a cylinder mower every day before the start of the game. The speed of a green depends on the height of the lawn and how often it is worked with sand and rolled.
The pre-green is cut 3 to 4 times a week with a cylinder mower to a height of 12 mm.
The cutting height is 16-18 mm. Here, too, a cylinder mower is used for mowing 3 to 4 times a week.
Semi-rough (1st Cut Rough 44mm)
The semi-rough (1st cut) is mowed once a week with a cylinder mower in approx. Two mower widths with a cutting height of 44 mm.
Rough (2nd Cut Rough 150mm)
The 2nd cut is shortened to 150 mm 1 - 2 times a month with a rotary mower.
Rough (3rd Cut Heavy Rough)
The heavy rough or tall grass is cut 1 to 2 times a year. Mowing is done with a tractor or disc mower (from local farmers). The clippings are fed and do not have to be disposed of.
Aerating the greens:
The greens are punched and sanded every 4 weeks. Here small holes are punched in the green, which are then filled with sand and rolled. This measure serves to ensure that air comes back to the roots. The green can also absorb the water better afterwards. It prevents compaction and thatch and reduces the layer of felt.
Aeration of the tees:
During aeration, which is carried out on the tees twice a year, the turf layer is loosened with so-called hollow spikes (hollow spoons 19 mm). This leads to cores being cut out and remaining on the lawn surface. In a second step, they are cleared either mechanically or by hand. The punched holes in the tee are then filled with 0-2 mm quartz sand.
Sands the fairways
Fairways can be sanded in connection with subsoilers, aeration and scarifying. Since we have different fairway floors, the procedure is different.
Our greens are processed with sand on a weekly basis and then rolled.
This causes the greens to go faster.
The reseeding is carried out every 8 weeks. With this measure, small holes (2mm wide / 1.5mm deep) are made in the green. The so-called spiking is used for overseeding.
Grooming on the fairway causes the grass to be set up and dead leaves to be “combed out” of the turf. The aim is to strengthen the scar and stimulate tillering, as well as weed control in the youth stage. Earthworm piles are distributed in the turf.
To ensure that the fairways are "clean", the fairways and the semi-rough are partially blown off after mowing and especially in autumn. Old grass and leaves are removed this way. ”We would be lost without a wind machine. It is impossible to sweep up the leaves with a rake. It's also cleaner in terms of quality and a lot faster. ”Disadvantages are the considerable sound pressure level between 80 and 100 decibels and wind speeds of up to 350 kilometers per hour.
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