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In the Northwest we seem to be lacking much needed sunlight.  Throughout the winter months cloud cover resides most of the time.  The days become shorter and the sun angle is lower.  Sunlight for turf becomes a finite commodity.

#10 and #5 greens are the most hungry for sun out of any of the other greens.  Morning sun is the most ideal sunlight for healthy turf.  Don't get me wrong, any sunlight is better than nothing.  Shorter days and increased cloud cover make for some difficult micro-climates.

IMAG0099Here is a project that we have just started to help #10 get some more sunlight.  We opened up a slot for about and hour or so of sunlight.


If you have any questions or comments about sunlight and the necessity for healthy turf please feel free to contact me.

Justin Ruiz, CGCS

Fall Aerification Video

I wanted to share this video.  This was our process this fall with the 1/2" I.D. quadtines.  The process was successful and the greens recovered quickly.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Justin Ruiz, CGCS

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