By Dave Doherty
Golf courses, because of their vast acreage, are under increased scrutiny from water and chemical conservation agencies, and this scrutiny is more than justified, because of the pristine conditions demanded by the golf enthusiasts.
Read more: Boardroom Yarn #43: Sports Turf and the Environment Going Green
by Dave Doherty
OK…we’ve had hundreds of meetings. We’ve done all of our homework. We’ve selected an architect and a construction company, and chosen the type of grass for surfacing or resurfacing our greens.
We’ve had the sands that are available to us analyzed frontwards and backwards, upside down and inside out. We’ve have lab certification of what the physical properties will be for all of our possible different root zone mixes, using each of the different sands with both organic materials and inorganic amendments in ratios of 100/00, 95/05, 90/10, 85/15, 80/20 and sometimes 75/25. We’ve crossed our Ts and dotted our Is and are ready to go forward with our project with great anticipation, but maybe a little apprehension.
Read more: Floating In a Root Zone