Spring is the time for us to aerate greens to promote water infiltration and help aide root growth and overall plant health.
Here we are aerating greens using 1/2 inside diameter times to remove small plugs every 2.5 inches. The plugs are collected and taken away from the greens complexes.
This picture illustrates piles of plugs at the end of each pass the aerator takes. These plugs are being loaded into the vehicle for disposal.
Here is #2 green after topdressing has been applied. Brushing and blowing will help to fill the holes left by the aerator.
On Wednesday we apply a second application of sand to fill any remaining holes. This sand is brushed and blown into holes as well.
Here are two of the staff members blowing sand throughout the greens surface to spread the sand out and into the holes
Here is a view after the holes have been filled in completely.
Here Martin is scalping down the Bermuda grass to help the sunlight warm the soil and to also get more light to the crown of the plant for better green up.