Saturday, August 2, 2008

Burn Lines

Recently distinct brown lines in the rough areas have appeared, have you noticed? If you look closely, the lines appear to be going in patterns back and forth throughout the rough.

The lines have been caused by fertilizer burn from a rough fertilizer application made this past Monday. There was as small leak from one of the tractor mounted spreaders that sieved material through a hole and fell onto the turf. This leak was not visible to the operator applying the fertilizer due to the location being behind the spreader out of sight.
Unfortunately the fertilizer fell to the ground at a heavier than desired rate, which caused a burn to the turf. After the initial damage is done, the grass will recover and fill back in laterally and all signs of burning will be gone.