June gives way to July and as the astrological summer begins (June 21st), the meteorological summer has been in full swing since the 1st of June. A period of time which has been somewhat contrasting to the June of 2018.
A wet month overall has seen consistent growth across turf surfaces and a welcome boost to soil water and reservoir levels across many areas of the country which really needed it.
From a turf management perspective then in many respects wet weather and dry weather are two sides of the same coin. Extremes make for challenges and the overriding factor in both instances is that great master variable; water management. Rather like Goldilocks porridge a sweet spot of adequacy is the aim and the challenge for turf managers is managing the soil environment and the response of the plant to the prevailing climactic conditions.
In this month's diaries we look at all aspects of turf management. Click here to view
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