Our process included the following steps:
- Mowed Fairways to help reduce dew and the total amount of turf that would need to be mowed off after the process is completed
- Aerated the fairways pulling a solid core with a 1/2" tine about 3" deep
- Used our flail mower to help break up the cores after they dried for a few minutes. This mower has tags slightly larger than a dog tag that is attached to a rapidly spinning roller and literally flails apart the soil, thatch and grass plugs
- Used 2 metal drag mats to break up the remaining pieces of soil that built up
- Used our tractor blower and pull behind blower to remove grass turfts and excess soil
- Mowed the fairways again to clip off the turf pulled up and help break the soil that was still left on the fairway
- Sprayed the fairways with a soil penetrant and urea fertilizer to assist with the healing process and improve overall turf vigor
|Jason pulling cores on 18, our last hole. Dodged a big bullet with the thunderstorm that hit around the I-64 area. Brought us in for about 45 minutes because of lightning.|
Little drone view of Jason's work.
|Tom using the flail mower with the before and after going over the area. Does a decent job.|
Skip and Rollo dragging fairways to break up remaining cores and soil in preparation for the blowers to remove the remaining material into the rough.
Russ in a dust storm and he mows over the distrurbed turf on #1.
Will complete the other fairways as time allows over the next day or so. We included a soil penetrant in with the spray to assist water penetration over the next month as we begin to move into drier weather and the need for irrigation cycles.