|Last Friday.....3 days following aeration|
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
It's been 8 days now since we aerated the greens and so far we are on good pace with recovery. We used 105 tons of sand on 20 greens (just over 5 tons per green) in an effort to completely fill the 8,850,000 holes (59 holes per square foot). This was the first time we've used our new aerator for a "large" core aeration so there were some learning curves to get through. We effectively removed just over 8% of the surface area which is about half of our annual target. With our old aerator we were only able to remove about 5% with one aeration. Removing more of the unwanted organic matter from the top two inches and replacing it with sand will help to provide healthier and therefore better putting surfaces through the season.