Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Drainage part two on #8

We have added several drain lines to #8 fairway this winter. All water runs to the middle of this fairway.  So in attempt to create better playing conditions and provide firmer landing areas this is one part of the process in achieve those expectations.  More solid tines, topdressing and strict water management will also be key applications for this to succeed.  Sod was removed, trenched was dug to 16 inches gravel, pipe and sand were added to complete the drainage.  The sod was laid back over the trench to prevent the trench lines from eroding.  I don't always like adding sod back over the trench since it can slow down the drainage in the first few months but in extreme slope areas or where a lot of water moves accross the top of the ground it is a money and labor savor

4 inch perforated pipe being installed

Sod was stripped from the fairway

Drainage has been installed and sod has been laid back over the trench line to help with any erosion concerns

1 comment:

  1. Have you ever tried using the Multi-Flow product, much easier/cheaper to install over the traditional 4" perf pipe and Multi-Flow works significantly better. We have been in business for over 20 years and we are on many USGA courses.