Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fairway aeration

We completed fairways 1-5, and 7 on Monday and did holes 17-18 yesterday morning.  We plan to complete the remaining fairways on Monday.

The process included:

  • Mowing the fairway
  • Core aerating using a 5/8" tine.  
  • Ground the cores with a flail mower which turned a majority of the material into powder.  
  • Drove a cart with a drag mat over the remaining soil, cores and grass tufts to assist in moving the material down into the profile.
  • Used a blower to remove the remnants off of the fairways.
  • Mow the fairway.
This process takes between 2-3 hours depending upon the size of the fairway.
Russ with our aerator.

Jason using the flail mower to grind up the cores.
Tom dragging the remnants to move the soil into the profile and possibly break up some additional cores.

You can see the cleaner path created by the blower removing the material off of the fairways.
Harry, beginning to mow #7 fairway.  Still a dusty operation.

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