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DO NOT WASTE WATER ON YOUR GREEN…OR ELSE!

How to preserve water. The winter may well have been one of the wettest on record in some areas of the country, but we still need to ensure that we conserve as much water as possible in case we experience a very dry summer. The grass on a…

KEEPING THE GREEN IN TIP-TOP SHAPE

Because no-one wants a rubbish bowling green. As the new outdoor playing season gets under way, bowlers coming from indoors will be seeking a firm surface, otherwise they will be giving the greenkeeper some grief. If there is heavy rain…

EVEN GRASS HAS NEEDS

Follow Dave's instructions for a better bowling green. Five essential factors that will improve your green... A bowling green needs a number of things in order to survive and thrive. Here are the five most important attributes that…

UNDERSTANDING TURF CULTURE

In this article continue to write about the basic principles and understanding of turf culture to provide suitable bowling facilities for outdoor bowls. I will also be taking into consideration all aspects of hollow and solid tining. This…

What Lies Beneath

How to construct a bowling green... Those of you who have been following my articles over the years in Bowls International must often wonder why we go through the procedures of maintenance at certain times of the year. Therefore, over the…

Planning Ahead for Your Autumn Work

Bearing in mind that the past summer included a very hot, dry spell, we must plan accordingly as it might be the weather pattern for future years. Many greens have suffered from the drought conditions, so we have to look at the cause and…

Don’t Bury Your Problems – Deal With Them!

THE PROCESS OF SEA WASHING TURF Once the original good class and size of sand particles used in bowling green production up in the Cumberland area, where the sea washed turf was mainly grown, was used up, the next layer down that was of a…