By Jose Verduzco, Golf Course Superintendent
The grounds crew took a break from landscape cleanup and tree trimming to aerify the greens. Both the ground and air temperatures are ideal for fast recovery on Bentgrass. Aerifying greens will help the greens’ roots grow, release toxic gases into the turf, help with mechanical and foot compaction as well as remove organic build-up that can potentially create disease in the plant.
Quarter inch tines are used to aerify the greens this time of year. Although the procedure might look invasive, the use of these tines maintains a consistent ball roll on the putting surface. Once done prepping greens for the summer stress, the team will continue with course clean up and prep work for the 2019/2020 season.
Thank you and have a great summer!