If you are not sure what the thatch situation is on a site you manage, go take a look. Take a trowel, pocket knife, or soil probe, and poke around. If it’s starting to build up in your cool-season turf, take action now. You don’t want a thatch problem to bite you in summer 2018.
Here are some tips in this Fact Sheet about Thatch
Similarly – does your putting green soil look like a layer cake?
As we’ve said before here, a suboptimal rootzone is a pre-existing condition in putting greens.
Take advantage of this great fall weather to do all you can to promote healthy roots in 2018.