Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Greens Aeration Monday, March 23rd

Our greens aeration is scheduled for Monday, March 23rd.  I would expect that we will have approximately 4 greens to finish over Tues-Wed.  We will be pulling a core during this aeration process with our verti-drain machine. After a few days and the sand begins to settle, we will begin dry mowing the greens during the middle of the day. I would expect the greens to be in normal playing condition within 2 weeks. More details on the work will be posted next week.

What he says! Video from USGA regarding greens aeration including venting greens. I do one thing difference than the video. I aerate at the beginning of spring(mid-March) to encourage the greens to warm up and also disrupt the least amount of play. We are not as busy in March, and usually after The Masters is played the course becomes very busy with golfing activity. By that time, the greens are healed and you have no disruption during the prime playing time in the spring. With a smaller sized staff, it helps to get the work completed before the majority of the turf on the course is growing. Aeration requires all hands on deck, or at least the hands we have at the time.

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