Our process included the following:
- Aerating the fairway.
- A flail mower is used to break apart the cores. The flail unit is fairly descriptive in how it works. Paired spinning blades drive over the cores breaking them apart.
- A drag is then used to break the remaining cores and help spread the dirt throughout the fairway.
- Tractor blower than blows the tufts of grass and excessive dirt across the fairway and into the rough.
- We then finish the job off with mowing.
|Aeration plugs lying on the fairway. Normally we would have twice as many holes from 3"x3" spacing but our rough aerator is 6" x 6".|
|Skip using the flail mower to break up cores.|
|A view under the deck showing the multiple rows of small 2 3/4" blades in pairs staggered and spaced to break up the cores.|
|Reggie dragging the remaining cores that do not get chopped up all the way.|
|Finished fairway after mowing.|