Monday, August 31, 2015

Aeration Dates Revised

Aeration of greens was moved from September 14/15 to the following week (9/21-9/23) due to the addition of an MVSGA event on the 17th.  We have an outing scheduled for Monday the 21st so we'll get started with aeration as soon as it's completed and finish up on Wednesday the 23rd.  The golf course will be nine holes on Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23rd in order to complete the work on greens.  We'll be using solid tines and filling the holes with sand.  This is a much different approach than in previous years, but one we think we can get away with for now. The greens should recover quicker than normal with this method.  Thanks for your patience and understanding with our efforts.

Due to the change in plans, we needed to make a test run with the topdresser in order to know how much sand would be needed for the project.  It takes a long time to get the sand put down on greens and we want to make sure we use just the right amount.  In order to do this we had to topdress and aerate the putting green today (August 31).   We'll watch how recovery goes for the next 10 days before placing orders for sand and aeration tines.  

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