Shaylor Group – Bowling Green Construction
PDS began by excavating the green formation to a depth of 300mm below the proposed final surface of the playing area. The main drainage trenches were cut around the perimeter of the formation and lateral drainage trenches across the formation. 100mm and 80mm drainage pipes respectively were placed in the trenches and they were backfilled with 2/6mm washed gravel, then covered with a 100mm layer of gravel.
Following the installation of the drainage system, 200mm of rootzone was spread across the surface which was then precision laser graded to achieve the required levels for green.
An irrigation system, using 4 pop up sprinklers has been installed, a system that is essential in the ongoing maturation of the turf. A 10,000 litre above ground water tank and an enclosure to house the pump, starter and Hunter controller were also supplied. Finally, county concrete ditch channels fitted with Astroturf, to protect the bowls, were laid and a perimeter pathway.
Final ground preparation was carried out using hand rakes. Then we applied fertiliser and lay 1,600m2 of County Turf greens turf. For this project a Fescue / Bent greens turf has been selected that has been grown on USGA rootzone to match the growing medium.