Controlling bermudagrass encroachment into edges of creeping bentgrass or Poa annua greens often involves some type of edging device to physically sever encroaching stolons along the perimeter of a green. A simple edging tool was recently viewed that looks much like a long-handle pizza cutter. The cutter does the job quickly, efficiently and has the added advantage of creating no debris. Furthermore, the small cut is virtually unnoticeable to golfers.
|This simple device, which resembles a long-handled|
pizza cutter, can be used for edging greens to control
|The cutter is pressed down into the turf approximately |
two inches and rolled along the perimeter of the green at
the interface of the creeping bentgrass green and bermudagrass
collar. The operation takes approximately five minutes per green.
| ||The small slice created by the edger is virtually unnoticeable to golfers and has no impact on play.|