As the last month of the norther hemisphere winter season, February heralds lighter evenings, brighter mornings and as we head towards the end of the month the well-worn seasonal phrase, 'it's warm behind glass'.
From an agronomic perspective February also represents the last opportunity for turf managers to sit and contemplate how they are going to maintain their surfaces during the growing season ahead.
This contemplation can result in one of three main outcomes;
- Continuation - defined as the continuation of a habitual or time proven approach
- Alteration - defined as the refinement of established practices or the addition of new process into an established system
- Revolutionary - defined as a through change in direction and approach
All of the above are equally valid depending on circumstance and to some degree turf managers will be preparing to embark upon various iterations of each of these outcomes to a greater or lesser degree across all practices within their remit.
To find out more about how and why these outcomes are chosen, visit this month's diaries.
Don't forget, you can also use our Pitchcare Forum, where members can ask for and offer advice on the whole range of sports turf surfaces issues.
Click here for the diaries.