During the summer months we switch from our medium rate topdressing to a lighter topdessing program. The lighter rate allows us to apply it with push spreaders verses using the bigger pull behind unit. The lighter rate, along with less traffic is one more step to reduce stress to the bentgrass greens during the summer times. The benefit of the sand is that it allows for a firmer playing surface, aids with drainage and air flow around the crown of the plant, along with thatch reduction.
The greens receive approximately 350 lbs of sand per green. This is performed weekly until the first week of September.