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Looking Forward to the Season

AT THIS time of the year, all greenkeepers wonder what the new outdoor season will bring. The decisions that were made throughout the winter will decide how well the green will perform during the summer. Have you done enough spiking? Was…

Getting it Right

The move to Leamington – what are we looking for in a centre of excellence? Of course, there are a number of other factors apart from the green to consider when looking at Leamington Spa, the new ‘centre of excellence’ for outdoor bowls in…

Getting it Right

The move to Leamington – what are we looking for in a centre of excellence? Of course, there are a number of other factors apart from the green to consider when looking at Leamington Spa, the new ‘centre of excellence’ for outdoor bowls in…

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…