If you have been to the Gardens lately for a stroll on these lovely autumnal days, you may have noticed a slightly dirty mess covering the turf and promenade. What is going on here?
Wellfield staff spread screened leaf compost every fall as a step in the fall turf maintenance plan. If you missed our Fall Turf Practices series last fall, click the following links to read more: Part 1: Core Aeration, Part 2: Compost Topdressing, Part 3: Seeding, Part 4: Organic Granular Fertilizer, or Part 5: Compost Tea.
The Turf Tiger is an excellent option as it can spread large and small aggregate material wet or dry, a unique feature among top dresser models. With the work completed, and a good rain in the forecast, the new organic matter will soon disappear into the soil to greatly benefit the grass.
Josh Steffen, Horticulture and Facilities Manager