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Greens Soil Analysis Reports and how to read them

Understanding your greens soil analysis report isn’t always at the forefront of thought of those who instigate the soil test. Too often it is merely a fertiliser sales tool with the advice given taking very little notice of the results received.
Greens soil analysis results are often confusing and use terms that are not easily understood in relation to greenkeeping practice. In this article, John sets out to change that by taking apart a typical greens soil analysis report and explaining it in terms we can all understand. More importantly it relates the results to maintenance.

Green Performance Explained in terms that show the multitude of characteristics of turfgrass plants and their environment that work together to make up the bowls green eco-system. By working in harmony with this eco-system, greenkeepers can shorten the learning curve on turf surface performance dramatically. 

The 10 Golden Rules of Greenkeeping is short guide to the critical factors in Bowls Green Maintenance with links back to the most relevant content here on Bowls Central for each of the 10 subject areas.

The bowling green is a living eco system and we need to remember that at all times. What we see when we look out of the clubhouse window isn’t a single entity, but the result of the coming together and symbiotic and constantly changing interactions of literally billions of living organisms that don’t need any help from us whatsoever to produce a supremely healthy turf. Our job is simply to understand what’s going on and to gently manipulate the whole into something that provides an excellent surface for bowling.

Double dip, triple dip, chocolate chip, Brexit, Trump, Putin, the Mayan Apocalypse!

Believe the news and it seems like the world is doomed. So what’s the point trying to save a struggling Bowling Club?

Ignore the news and just take these 5 easy steps to turning your club around for the long term. I’ve written a new report detailing the 5 most important steps you Must take now to make sure your club is one of the lucky ones. There’s actually no luck involved, its just a matter of employing the right actions at the right time to set your club up for future success that many dismiss as impossible. 

A Free bowls-central guide outlining a model for the rejuvenation and future success of bowling clubs, through expansion of membership and community involvement.