Saturday, May 18, 2013

XGD Drainage Installation

XGD drainage installation was completed this week on three greens.  Last year XGD drainage was installed on our two wettest greens, 1 and 6.  The drainage worked excellent last year so we felt it was necessary to continue the process on our next three wettest greens.  Greens 4, 11 and 17 were completed earlier this week.  The process takes about 2 days per green depending on the amount of additional work that is required. All three greens, in addition to the drainage work, we had the company re-contour a few birdbaths to improve surface drainage.  17 green had 3 major birdbaths that needed to be corrected.  With the improved surface drainage and the internal drainage we should see more consistent moisture levels in the greens soil profile and in the long term, healthier turf throughout the season. 

 Drain lines being back-filled
 Tamping the drain lines.  These guys never miss the hole.
 The finished product on 11.
Re-contouring the front right of 17. A perpetual birdbath no more.

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