Bowling Green Maintenance - Rykneld Bowling Club

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Bowling Green Maintenance

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Prior to the bowling green re-opening - on Sunday 26 March 2017 - an extensive (and costly) programme of ground maintenance is now underway.

The videos and photos below show aerating of the playing surface, using a commercial Verti-drain machine on Friday 2 December 2016

Verti-draining is basically putting holes in the green to allow air to get into the green's subsoil, breaking up the thatch in the subsoil, and also allowing the green to drain properly.

The machine also raises the ground very slightly - enabling thatch in the subsoil to be destroyed by micro-bacteria following application of chemicals.
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