May 15, 2012

Solid Tine Aeration

The majority of the greens were solid tine aerated yesterday and the staff in the turf department will finish the process this morning on the back nine. The process includes verticuting in two directions:solid

The greens are then aerated with a solid tine at 9 inches deep and sanded:

We then apply our organic soil amendments including compost and granular sea weed extracts. Once all is dry, we drag the sand and materials around the green and into the hole. When done, each green is rolled twice to remove imperfections and disperse the sand once again. This finished product:

Over the next few days we will not mow the greens. They will be rolled 1 to 2 times a day until the sand is all but gone and the turf has grown up through the sand. We expect the greens to be back in fantastic condition in the coming week. Thanks and we'll see you on the course!