Wondering how to make your golf course more eco-friendly? We have plenty of tips for you.
Your guests will appreciate the fact that you are giving back and making a point of creating a golf course that is ideal for nature. While humans may use it, you want to avoid causing damage to the environment, as well. You can use this information in your PR campaigns to encourage people to use your greens.
With the right irrigation system, you can ensure your grass stays green and vibrant without using too much water. When possible, use recycled water or set up a rainwater catchment system to reduce the need for outside water. It’s also a good idea to purchase the most eco-friendly irrigation options possible.
Naturally Boost Grass Immunity
Need healthier grass? Rather than using an overabundance of chemicals and such, you can work with the environment to help prevent the grass from dying. Select plants that will resist drought and pests to begin with, then use natural methods to help them grow.
The right fertiliser can help grass stay strong and resistant to disease. You can also aerate it regularly and ensure the grass sets down deep roots so it can manage hot summers.
Consider Increasing the Biodiversity
Biodiversity means allowing a variety of plants and animals to thrive in the area. While the golf course certainly needs areas of trimmed grass, you’ll find that more forested areas help provide homes for animals. You can also leave some areas wild to allow the plants to grow naturally.
More water features also allow for a wider diversity in flora and fauna. You’ll encourage more insects, animals, and plants to grow when there are areas they can thrive in.
Reduce Pesticide Use
There are plenty of ways to eliminate or reduce pests without resorting to toxic chemicals. It may be worthwhile to look at some of these alternatives. For example, introducing certain species of birds or insects can reduce the population of harmful insects. You’ll also have the ability to use more natural options, such as specific plants that work as pesticides on their own. By planting these types of species, you’ll end up with a full natural and beautiful way to keep many pests at bay.
You may need to get creative, but with the right grounds equipment, you can keep your golf course looking amazing while staying eco-friendly. For many people, this will be an attractive feature of the course and they’ll want to book more often.
Ready to learn more about how Sportsmark can help you with your eco-friendly goals? Contact us today to find out how we can help.