Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Friday, June 11, 2010


Wet conditions will always expose any drainage shortcomings. Number 7 South has been wetter than normal this year and we are planning a substantial drainage project there this fall.

This photo shows how tree roots - particularly Willow trees - can find their way through the smallest opening and clog a drain tile. This tile from the left of number 7 fairway ... had over 20 feet of roots clogging the pipe!

It proves that roots like oxygen. Very small root hairs will find an opening in a tile and in a humid, air filled environment, grow unimpeded until completely filling a drain tile.

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