Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Greens aerification

Today was aerification day - all the greens have been aerified and we have begun the process of filling the holes with sand.  We will be applying more sand tomorrow and Thursday until all the holes are completely filled.

Aerification will help grow longer roots, decrease compaction, increase oxygen levels in the soil and allow for better drainage.  Ultimately producing smoother, faster and healthier greens in the long run.

We also spent the day verticutting the fairways.  With the cooler temps lately, we took the opportunity to thin out the fairways.  Holes 13-18 will be finished tomorrow.

The grass to the left is after a pass with the verticutting unit, it stands up the turf allowing us to cut off the long runners, producing a tighter cut.