Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Verticutting fairways

Today we started verticutting fairways.  Depending on weather, we will finish the process over the next two days.  Verticutting is the task of slicing the turf with the blades in a vertical position vs. the normal horizontal position when mowing.  This vertical mowing creates channels that cuts the longer blades of the grass that tend to lean over creating a tighter cut on the fairway.


The verticutting also pulls the turf up allow us to mow the longer strands off.

To end the process, the fairways are mowed two times in different directions.