Bowling Green Turf from Tillers Turf has been used on bowling greens up and down the country with outstanding success.
Bowling Green Turf
Grown on USGA rootzone
Bowling Green Turf is used on any bowling green construction using a high quality rootzone.
Bowling Green Turf was developed to eliminate the problem of incompatibility caused when turf grown on topsoil is laid onto a high specification sandy rootzone. It’s grown on a layer of USGA specification sand, and managed as if it were a bowling green throughout the production period.
|50% Browntop bent||Agrostis capillaris|
|25% Slender creeping red fescue||Festuca rubra litoralis|
|25% Chewings fescue||Festuca rubra commutata|
The first mowings after sowing are by hand mower at a height of 12mm, and then the triple greens mowers take over. The height is gradually reduced to 6-7mm to give a very dense sward. Top-dressing, using the same USGA sand, is spread every two weeks at 2kg per m2, and brushed in.
Verticutting takes place every four weeks. The mature turf is virtually free of Poa annua.
Lifting of the turf takes place when it is approximately one year old. This is the perfect time to lift turf of this type. At this age the turf is strong enough to handle. And, because of the regular top-dressing and verticutting, thatch has not been allowed to accumulate.
- Bowling greens
- Croquet lawns