Thursday, 29 November 2012

Giving the Greens a little trim in the morning!

At this time of year, cutting frequency gets a lot less. From cutting seven days a week during the main season (March to October) we go to one or two cuts in the off season (November to February). Heights of cut are also increased from 2 to 3mm. The other difference is that we hand cut with pedestrian mowers in the off season, which gives a nice visual appeal but requires extra man hours. During the main season it takes four hours to cut greens with a ride-on mower (1 greenkeeper), whereas at present it takes twelve hours with 3 x hand mowers (3 greenkeepers). The benefit is less aggression with the turf. At least it keeps us fit walking all these miles!

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