Devon Knows What’s Best For The Green
Seaton Bowling Club in Devon took advantage of this year’s enforced closure of its green to completely renovate a playing surface that was highly compacted and suffered disease and pests.
INHERITING A BOWLS GREEN that was laid in 1928, it was no surprise to volunteer head greenkeeper Peter Barradell that the six rinks at Seaton Bowling Club were suffering when he started to help out with the care of the green four years ago. Helped by fellow volunteer Terry Hurley-Smith, 61-year-old Peter reflects that “years of continuous topdressing of the Sea Hill site in the Devon town had not only created an overly sandy profile on the green’s top layer but there were also areas of severe compaction in the lower profile”, as soil sampling showed.
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