Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Topdressing Greens

Part of maintaining ultradwarf bermudagrass (Champion) is topdressing. This year we have applied a little more sand than usual to aid in the tie-in of the plugs and sod throughout the putting surfaces. Topdressing will also smooth and firm-up the putting surfaces to improve playability. Once the sand is dragged with a brush and watered, the sand will be unable to be seen. This is one of the most important cultural practices in maintaining ultradwarf greens.