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September 2012 – RE-ASSESSING YOUR AUTUMN REPAIR PROGRAMME

IN recent issues I have covered bowls green soil profiles and included several photographs. I have seen many and various soil profiles in the past and they do tell the story of what procedures and practises have been going on for many…

August 2012 – Problem Solving on the Green

ONE of the most common problems brought to me is the after- effects of tightening up the surface of the green following deep scarifying with powerful scarifiers. This problem relates to greens having been deep scarified using blades that go…

July 2012 – Speeding up a Sluggish Green

First of all we must be aware of correct turf culture and the needs of the grass plant which is under our control: It needs water Correct amount of feeding. Constant ambient temperature Bacterial activity Regular and appropriate…

June 2012 – SPIKE, SCARIFY AND ROLL!

How to make your rival clubs green with envy IN the last issue the most pressing subject was how to deal with the drought conditions. Although we have had a very much wetter period, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the rain has reached…

May 2012 – Essential Tips On Water Economy

IT is becoming very obvious from the weather forecast that there might be a very serious shortage of water in the foreseeable future which will, of course, affect our bowls greens. For some of the country it won't be such a problem, as the…

April 2012 – ARE YOU WELL PREPARED FOR SPRING?

The start of the new outdoor season is just around the corner. If the extent of the amount of preparation is understood then the green would be at this stage up to date having had the winter months to put the green in good condition. If you…

February 2012 – Coping with Snow on the Green

ALTHOUGH many areas around the country have escaped any snow so far this winter, we may not be out of the woods by any means, so be prepared! If we do get a blanket of snow, then one hopes you have spiked the green as much as possible…

January 2012 – YOUR PLAN FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS!

David Bracey guides you through the bowling green maintenance calendar with tips and advice on what work to do each month throughout the first half of the year in order to keep your green in the best condition possible. January If the…