Regular scarification and aeration is important, as too is the application of fertiliser during the summer to ensure strong growth during this period. While mowing should be carried out regularly, care should be taken not to cut below about 12mm, leaving as much cover as possible on the tee to assist with wear. Weekly devoting and repair work should be carried out to restore the surface and to reintroduce the desirable grasses. The following tees mixture is recommended:

Mixtures for Golf Tees

Product Name A10 (Golf Tees & Divot Repairs)
Mixture Breakdown 35.0% ABERCHARM (Slender Creeping Red Fescue)
25.0% CABRIO (Perennial Ryegrass)
25.0% HIGHNOTE (Chewings Fescue)
15.0% ESCAPADE (Perennial Ryegrass)
10.0% TETRIS (Smooth-Stalked Meadow Grass)
2.5% ABERREGAL (Browntop Bent)
2.5% ABERROYAL (Browntop Bent)

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A5 Cricket, Tennis and Tees

Product Name A5 (Cricket, Tennis and Tees)
Mixture Breakdown 50.0% CABRIO (Ultra Fine Perennial Ryegrass)
50.0% ESCAPADE (Perennial Ryegrass)

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Golf Fairways

Regular mowing should be carried out on the fairways although this can take a considerable amount of time during the summer months. Fortunately, modern short-growing varieties can be selected to keep mowing to a minimum. On busy courses it is important to relieve compaction by using tractor mounted slitting tines which offer a good soil penetration. In the spring, a good harrowing of the fairways will help loosen the thatch to assist in restoring the turf’s vigour and stimulate tillering.

The following fairway mixture is recommended:

A12 Fairways Mixture

Product Name A12 (Golf Fairways)
Mixture Breakdown 2.50% ABERROYAL BROWNTOP BENTGRASS (Agrostis capillaris)
15.0% CALICO PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (Lolium perenne)
25.0% RELEVANT STRONG CREEPING RED FESCUE (Festuca rubra rubra)
15.0% ESCAPADE PERENNIAL RYEGRASS (Lolium perenne)
30.0% JOANNA CHEWINGS FESCUE (Festuca Rubra Commutata)
10.0% TETRIS SMOOTH STLK MEADOWGRASS (Poa pratensis)
2.50% ABERREGAL BROWNTOP BENTGRASS (Agrostis capillaris)

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