Its one of the least disruptive processes we do to our greens but very beneficial for the following reasons:
- It allows oxygen into the rooting area and carbon dioxide which can build up in the green out.
- The holes are small but can allow excess moisture which has built up over the month of May to evaporate. The opposite takes place in areas that dry quicker. Water can penetrate these areas and become more available for roots.
- A small channel is created below the surface which can allow roots to become healthier and fill these small areas.
- This improved environment helps all the good microbes in the green profile that are so important in providing nutrients for the rootsand help to fight off bad microbes such as fungus and other not so great organisms.
- Along with the needle tine, we top dressed the greens with sand which helps to smooth the surfaces and protects the crowns of the plants which is where new leaves start as well as roots.