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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Greens Aeration Program and Course Fertility

On Monday April 8th, the greens were aerated with .500 inch coring tines. The spacing was 2 inches.  This allowed for us to remove thatch, reduce compaction and allow for good air and oxygen exchange with the root zone.  This along with the nice weather will allow for good recovery and create ideal growing conditions for the roots.

Topdressing greens to fill aeration holes

Aeration plugs removed on the left, sand topdressing on the right.  The entire green will be top dressed with the same amount of sand.  We will use approximately 50 tons of sand

Brushing the greens to incorporate the sand into the open holes

Staff removing aeration plugs and hauling off. 

Rolling greens after sand topdressing and brushing.  We will blow and water greens to help move the remaining sand into the holes and canopy.

We are mowing greens today for the first time since aeration.  The greens are doing well and most of the holes are filled.  I believe with the current weather pattern we will see greens fully healed with-in 14 days

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