How to Maintain Golf Course Bunkers

By Tony Ware on 20th January 2021

Golf course bunkers first came into being on links land due to “natural” occurrences. Originally, the ground was open farm or common land. Cattle and sheep roaming the area would find hollows in which to take shelter from rough weather. Their hooves would break down the surface inside the hollows, revealing the sand underneath, and […]

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What is Irrigation – How it was Developed and How We Use it Today

By Tony Ware on 12th January 2021

What is irrigation? The definition that best works with this article is that irrigation is the practice of artificially providing water for the land, taking into account the crop requirement throughout the “crop-period,” in order to satisfy the crop’s total nourishment requirement. The crop can be anything, including kinds of wheat and grasses, fruit and […]

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What is Centre Pivot Irrigation?

By Tony Ware on 16th December 2020

Centre pivot irrigation systems were invented in the United States in the middle of the 20th century. At the time, they proved to be vastly superior to other traditional irrigation methods. They used considerably less water, but having said that, the energy used was significantly higher because of the way they worked. The Main Benefits […]

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The Importance of Precision Irrigation to our Agricultural Future

By Tony Ware on 16th December 2020

Water is one of the most precious natural resources on the planet, and making sure we use it efficiently is everyone’s business. People with private gardens and households can have a significant impact on how much water is wasted, and in the meantime, the agricultural industry has to step up. Agricultural irrigation is crucial to […]

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How to Conserve Water in Your Garden

By Tony Ware on 11th December 2020

Not only does the cost of domestic water keep on rising, but it is also a precious resource that, as a planet, we need to conserve. With both things in mind, here are a few tips on how to save and manage your garden watering needs more cheaply and sustainably. Watering at the optimum time […]

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How to Cut Golf Course Grass

By Tony Ware on 18th November 2020

About ten years ago, cutting the grass on greens down to a height of 2 mm for long periods would have thought to have been madness. Back then, such aggressive cutting was believed to cause severe stress to grass plants. The usual cutting height was approximately 4 mm, although some more daring greenkeepers were prepared […]

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What an Irrigation System is and How it Works

By Tony Ware on 23rd October 2020

According to the Collins English Dictionary, an irrigation system supplies the land with water by artificial means such as digging ditches or diverting canals and rivers in order to deliver water to promote the growth of food crops. Today, the principle is still the same, even though the methodology may have changed quite significantly. Irrigation […]

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What Landscape Irrigation is and How it Became Smart

By Tony Ware on 14th October 2020

One of the key constituents of maintaining a healthy landscape, whether in a private or a public garden, is effective irrigation. When watered correctly, any landscaped area, be it a garden or lawn, becomes more resistant to pests and other horticultural problems. When you create a water-efficient lawn or garden irrigation system, you can create […]

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The Different Types of Golf Course Grass

By Tony Ware on 2nd October 2020

Most golf players will appreciate a good course with its smooth playing surface and luxurious feel, however, not too many will understand the dynamics of what makes a golf course the best it can be. There are many steps to making a golf course, and they all have an important part to play in making […]

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The Story of Irrigation: Where & When Was it Invented

By Tony Ware on 10th September 2020

Circa 1.8 million years ago, the human brain grew bigger, the gut got smaller, and early-stage humankind began to walk upright. Around the same time, according to Richard Wrangham, a British primatologist at Harvard University, USA, Homo Erectus learned to harness fire to cook food. It was a game-changer. As Wrangham stated, people do not […]

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