Bentley, Kath
October 2010
International Turfgrass Bulletin;Oct2010, Issue 251, p5
The article discusses the importance of having a good drainage, which is considered a basic requirement of all sports turf playing surface such as golf courses. It outlines problems caused by poor drainage including loss of grass cover, increase in algae and weed and effect on sward level. It provides options to improve the performance of drainage including aeration of land, installation of pipe drainage and gravel banding. It adds that good design and materials are needed to make good drainage.


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