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Title Annual Maintenanace of the Bowling Green
Compiling bodies The Institute of Groundsmanship and Bowls England
Publisher The Institute of Groundsmanship and Bowls England
First published Not known
ISBN Not known
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Hardback/softback Softback
List price £7.50
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Synopsis This booklet supports the IOG Foundation course in the annual maintenance of both flat and crown green bowling greens. It demonstrates the skills required to complete the autumn renovation and spring preparation on the green and provide the maintenance to the ground over the whole year. The subjects covered include:
  • Definition of the surface
  • Assessment of the surface
  • Laws of the game (flat green)
  • Requirements of bowls (green speeds)
  • Safe working practice
Sequence of autumn renovation operations
  • Scarification & brushing
  • Aeration
  • Surface repairs
  • Overseeding
  • Applying fertiliser
  • Top dressing
  • Care of the bowling green surrounds
  • Winter maintenance
Spring & summer operations
  • Mowing
  • Irrigation
  • Rolling
  • Setting out rinks
  • Surface maintenance