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Hectic Spring Calendar for Golf

Ecosol Turfcare had a busy BTME at Harrogate in January and we were very happy to welcome satisfied customers as well as new clients on to our stand. As a result, the order book for Spring Drill n Fill is filling fast. 

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scarificationScarification

Removal of dead plant tissue from the sward is essential to reduce thatch and disease and minimise the incidence of a spongy, divot-prone surface. Without clean, effective and regular scarification, divoting becomes more frequent as weaker, shallower rooting grasses invade and colonise the grass sward.

 

 

Scarifying to remove spongy & thatchy layer in football pitchThe picture opposite shows a three-pass operation being done on a Swansea City AFC Community Football pitch close to the Liberty Stadium. The pitches had been unused for nearly 12 months and thatch levels were high, as was moss and broad-leaved weed infestation. Weed control was done before severe scarification with an Amazone Groundkeeper equipped with 3mm scarifying blades, operating to a depth of 3 - 5mm and collecting debris in its on-board hopper.

 

 

 

 

 

Scarified surface at Landore Training Ground, Swansea City AFCThis is the completed surface. Note how the more resilient and deeper rooted Perennial Ryegrasses have survived the operation and are now able to develop unhindered by competition from undesirable Poa species.