Fertilizer Burn

Some unfortunate damage has occurred over the last week.  This damage is from the fertilizer application that was made to the fairways.  We used a contract service to apply the fertilizer as we normally do.  This time a different truck and applicator were here for the application.  The areas of noticeable damage are around slopes that caused a heavier application.  Areas of damage are in 9 fairway, 5 approach, 11 approach, 15 approach and a few other scattered areas.

The applicator truck is equipped with two spinners to broadcast the fertilizer.  This picture clearly shows the application pattern of the two spinners.  Fertilizer is a salt, and when excessive amounts are applied to the turf, the salts pull water out of the plant which result in plant death. These areas are dead, and will need to be sodded.
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