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Enhancing biodiversity with wildflower habitats at Little Aston Golf Club
Enhancing biodiversity with wildflower habitats at Little Aston Golf Club
Posted on 8 October 2023
The team decided to sow a wildflower habitat in the out-of-play areas of the golf course to provide a burst of colour and encourage more biodiversity to the site. With a desire to create a colourful display, Dave collaborated with Alex to select the ideal wildflower seed mixture. After careful ...
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Promoting quality through proactive seeding at Atherstone Golf Club
Promoting quality through proactive seeding at Atherstone Golf Club
Posted on 5 October 2023
Germinal Amenity expert Alex Beesley met head greenkeeper Rob Lawley and the team at Atherstone Golf Club to discuss how proactive seeding has improved the playability, sustainability and surface quality of the course. Asked why they opted for autumn overseeding, Rob explained. "Overseeding ...
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When to sow wildflower seeds? What our research says
When to sow wildflower seeds? What our research says
Posted on 26 August 2023
Ultimately, we found that the weather conditions post-drilling had the greatest impact on flowering times. Sowings from July onwards were slower to establish due to dry conditions. To ensure successful flowering within the year, the trial suggests that June could be the latest timing. ...
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Beating Poa annua with ForeFront Greens at Alnmouth GC
Beating Poa annua with ForeFront Greens at Alnmouth GC
Posted on 2 August 2023
Despite its coastal location, the course features parkland turf and is renowned for its exceptional greens, a testament to its superior quality. Germinal expert Stuart Tait visited Jim Storey, head greenkeeper of Alnmouth Golf Club, to discuss his summer overseeding strategy and the benefits ...
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Chesfield Downs mitigating disease pressure by overseeding
Chesfield Downs mitigating disease pressure by overseeding
Posted on 27 July 2023
Jonjo explained to Germinal expert Sandy that they overseed at Chesfield Downs GC to repair damaged areas and improve density while increasing the number of disease-resistant species.  Overseeding in summer Discussing this decision, JonJo revealed the benefits he has experienced by ...
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Improving sward composition at Beau Desert Golf Club
Improving sward composition at Beau Desert Golf Club
Posted on 17 July 2023
According to Steve, the team initially overseeded lightly to repair seasonal damage, but now they aim to improve sward composition and sustainability after expanding the overseeding programme. As a busy course, Steve explained that the maintenance windows are limited. Therefore, they prefer to ...
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When to cut perennial wildflower meadows? What our research says
When to cut perennial wildflower meadows? What our research says
Posted on 27 June 2023
Turning to Germinal Horizon research, Amenity Director Richard Brown explores the topic of when to cut wildflower meadows. At our Horizon Wiltshire site, we conducted a trial to determine if more regular cutting when establishing wildflower meadows can increase the abundance of perennial ...
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Balancing golf and sustainability at Cumberwell Park GC
Balancing golf and sustainability at Cumberwell Park GC
Posted on 15 June 2023
Germinal golf grass expert Alex Beesley visited Matthew James, course manager of Cumberwell Park Golf Club, for a wide-ranging interview covering golf course construction, proactive seeding, and sustainable golf course management. Brought up on a farm, course manager Matthew James worked ...
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Overseeding with bentgrass at Bransford Golf Club
Overseeding with bentgrass at Bransford Golf Club
Posted on 25 May 2023
During the interview, Graham explained that they overseed at Bransford GC to improve species composition in the greens and help outcompete Poa annua and reduce fungal diseases such as anthracnose, fusarium and dollar spot. Overseeding in spring Discussing the overseeding process, Graham said ...
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Combatting climate change with sustainable golf course management at Pollok GC
Combatting climate change with sustainable golf course management at Pollok GC
Posted on 19 April 2023
Course manager Andy recognises a need for sustainable golf course management and acknowledges golf’s role in addressing climate change. Getting into greenkeeping Andy began his greenkeeping apprenticeship in 1996 at Irvine Bogside and worked for South Ayrshire Council at its 54-hole complex ...
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