Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Greens deep tine

Yesterday we aerified the greens with a deep tine machine - this machine made holes 3/4" wide and 9" deep into the greens.  This process will give us better drainage, better rooting and firmer greens in the long run.
We started the day by blowing all the debris off the greens.

We then mowed.
All the sprinklers were flagged, a sprinkler hit by an aerifier is a $200 fix.

Sand was added prior to aerifying.

Deep tine machine making 9" deep holes.

Once the sand has dried, we can drag it into the open holes creating a drainage channel.

Lastly the greens were rolled smooth.
We will be adding more sand to the greens today and continue rolling the greens throughout the week.