|A bone dry soil plug right next to a moist one.|
During extended dry periods, the fairways can become hydrophobic (water repellent), and it takes much more than a thunderstorm to rewet the soil. These dry patches are often referred to as "localized dry spots" since they may be surrounded by soil with good moisture levels.
With the hot weather this week, we had an army of workers dragging hoses, hand watering stressed turf. So, if you see us watering areas even after it rained, localized dry spots may be the reason why.
|While these localized dry spots occurred on a mound, they often appear in flat areas as well.|