Thursday, June 19, 2014

Time for Primo

The summer season is upon us and our maintenance program is changing to adapt to the conditions. One of the things we will be doing following aerification and verticutting is applying a product called Primo. Primo works by slowing down the vertical growth of our grasses and encouraging lateral growth at the same time. In other words, it helps to reduce mowing frequency and increase the turf density. It will assist our fertilizers in helping to strengthen and fill in our tees, fairways, and approaches following aerification. One possible drawback to this application is that we may see slight bronzing, which is only temporary and will not damage any turf. As our grasses are entering the peak of the growing season, we begin to see an increase in grass clippings around the course. Primo will help to reduce these clippings, leaving cleaner playing surfaces and less cleanup work as we progress through the summer season.
Spraying 7 fairway
Tees and fairways were sprayed with the spray rig. The approaches will be sprayed by hand with a spray hawk for a more accurate application.

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