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post #11 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 07:30 AM
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Re: What's gonna happen with the grass from Sunday evening 'till the Olympics?

They will plant pre-germinated seed into the parts of the court that need it. They've been experimenting with this technique for at least 2 years, and had to prove it's efficacy. The only thing that could have hurt them was the Championships not finishing on time. That's no longer an issue.

Pre-germinated seeds are basically grass seeds that already have 4 days or so growth. They need that to be done because they only have 20 days between the tournaments and grass normally takes a bit longer to grow properly and then cut to proper playing height.

Here's one of the many articles regarding this.

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