Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Aerification

Today we were able to complete aerification and filling of the holes with sand on all 18 greens.  The putting green will be completed on Tuesday (when more sand arrives from Ohio).  We used ~50 tons of sand for the 18 greens.  We began aerification of the tees today and will finish them on Tuesday as well.  The high winds (nearing 30MPH) have been drying things out a bit faster than we would like, along with bringing many small branches and maple seeds down.  Tuesday we will topdress the greens one more time, drag and roll again.  Water will be used to help settle the sand and by the end of the week we hope to resume cutting the greens.  The forecast calls for frosts this week which may slow the recovery which normally takes about 2 weeks.

After the holes are filled with sand the greens are rolled to help smooth the surface.