A LOOK BACK AT FALL AERIFICATION (Sept. 5 - Sept. 21)
We started the first two weeks in September with solid tine aerification of Fairways with the Wiedenmann Terra Spike. We used a 1"(diameter) X 9"(long) tine and depending on the fairway, we went between 4"- 6" deep.
Aerifying #13 fwy
Aerifying #1 fwy
During the two weeks of fairway aerification we also began punching tees. We used the Toro Pro-core with 1/2" (diameter) tines and went at a depth of 3 ". After clean up we sanded and seeded as needed.
Picking up plugs on Tees
aerified tee after clean up
After finishing the fairways and tees we jumped right into aerifying greens. We used 1/2"(diameter)carbide tip tines at a depth of 3 1/2". After picking up plugs by hand and a final clean up with a blower we top dressed the greens with USGA sand, using almost 80 tons for all 18 plus the practice greens. We then started brushing and rolling the greens for the next 7 days. Finally the first mow @ .120 , 8 days post aerification. We would like to thank our GMS crew for a job well done !
Double rolled and Brushed- 2 days post aerification
First mow #7 green @ .120"- 8 days post aerificationirst mow #10 green @ .120" 8 days post aerification
First mow #5 green @ .110 21 days post aerification