Friday, October 22, 2010

IGM at Sebastian Greens Recovery Well Underway

Back in September, wild hogs created extensive damage to several greens while foraging for food. IGM Golf Course Superintendent Sean Gillen and his staff have spent many hours nurturing the damaged areas back to life. After replacing the damaged turf much like a jigsaw puzzle, a program was put in place to restore the surface to putting quality.

The current restoration program includes a reduced mowing schedule, regular hand topdressing and leveling as well as weekly supplemental fertilization. "Core sampling shows many new white roots with a consistent rooting depth of over 3 inches" commented Sean. "We have not yet achieved the putting green quality we expect but have made good progress".

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