How to Take Charge of Your Golf Putting Green

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, August 22, 2013

The first step in taking charge of your golf putting green is to make sure that it has everything it needs to thrive.

How to Take Charge of Your Golf Putting Green

Taking care of your golf putting green begins with knowing which type of grass was used to grow it. That is critical information because many putting green grasses have different growing requirements.

The second step is to implement changes that will ensure that your golf putting green has the proper amount of sunlight, irrigation, and drainage. It will also need to receive the perfect amount of air movement. All of this revolves around a very precise and highly complex maintenance routine. The items mentioned above are only the necessities for your golf putting green grass to grow at its optimum.

There are other chores like rolling, aerating, fertilizing, and cutting. Most putting greens are cut 5-7 times per week. The soil that supports that grass must be maintained as well, or else the surface will not be conducive to a good putting game.

It is important that maintenance schedules include the removal of thatch from under that growing grass. Thatch can cause a great deal of interference with the game of golf. This is why every golf course has a team of people who work diligently under the watchful eye of a golf superintendent. The maintenance of a putting green alone is a full time job.

If you have questions about the care of your putting green, talk to one of our experts. They will be happy to answer all of your questions.