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"Winter" Season for Clay Court Maintenance in South Florida

This short life-cycle review may help your staff deliver better playing conditions during the busiest time of year.  Har-Tru is a very hard angular stone.  The sharp edges of the particles can wear during the playing season as players slide back and forth on the surface.  The accumulation of these small particles are naturally washed off the court during a...

Closing Your Clay Courts for the Winter

Closing Your Clay Courts for the Winter

Closing courts down for the winter is an annual procedure for some 60% of the US and all of Canada. Often it happens after members have switched to indoor play and after many pros and maintenance personnel have departed for the season, so it doesn’t always get the attention it probably should. But closing courts down properly will make it...

Drought in Florida, Drenching Rains in the East, Searing Heat Out West ... What’s a clay court owner to do?!

Drought in Florida, Drenching Rains in the East, Searing Heat Out West ... What’s a clay court owner to do?!

As vastly different types of weather rake the United States here are our TOP 3 lists for each of these conditions. Drought Calcium & Magnesium Chloride – Add 1 bag per side per week.  Cast it out with a shovel or a (plastic) broadcast spreader.  Apply the day before your busiest play days. Use an Aussie Clean Sweep – Brushing...

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