Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Greens Aerification Starts September 8th

We will be aerifying greens starting Wednesday, September 8th.  The process will take until Friday the 10th to complete.  The maintenance crew will start early in the morning on the 8th and work backwards.  With this method, we will be able to complete several holes before most golfers catch up to us.  Our goal is to complete this important process while disrupting play as little as possible.

Here are some quick facts about aeration from the Golf Course Superintendent's Association:
 Aerification is a short-term disruption that has long-term benefits for golf courses.

 For grass to grow at 3/16-inch, they need to have deep, healthy roots. Good roots demand oxygen.

 Aerification is a mechanical process that creates more air space in the soil and promotes deeper rooting, thus helping the grass plants stay healthy.

 In most cases, aerification involves removing 1/2-inch cores. The spaces are then filled with sand "topdressing" that helps the soil retain air space and makes it easier for roots to grow downward.

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