Golf course management never sleeps, especially during the off season. Many golfers elect to stay indoors during the winter months, but landscapers are hard at work to protect dormant turfgrass and refresh the course for spring play. Improve your golf course this winter with these course management tips from NG Turf.
Assess Your Trees
Trees and turfgrass can live together in harmony, but more often than not, trees overshadow the fairways around them. Walk around the golf course, keeping an eye out for any turfgrass struggling in the shade of broad-canopied trees. Determine whether it’s better to replace the sod with a more shade-tolerant variety, or simply to remove the offending tree and give your grass a fighting chance.
If your sod is soggy, you’ve got a problem. Winter is an excellent time to fix drainage issues on your golf course. First identify the problem. If no one on your team is trained to install a new drainage system, find a reputable contractor. Resolve any drainage problems well before spring arrives to give yourself adequate time to replace any sod damaged in the process.
Tips for Healthy Winter Sod
- Don’t forget to water grass in winter. Water your sod once or twice a week.
- Clean up debris immediately to prevent damaging greens, fairways, and tee boxes.
- Avoid driving carts over grass, which is more easily damaged in the winter.
- Follow dormant sod installation guidelines to replace any damaged turfgrass.
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