Friday, March 31, 2023

Spring Aerification 2023

 What has 7,200,000 holes filled with 60 tons of sand?  The greens at Sycamore Ridge.  

On Tuesday the 28th of March, we completed our spring greens aerification for 2023.  The process has many steps to get the best possible putting conditions following aerification.  The steps are listed out below;

  • Fertilize 
  • Topdress 
  • Aerify 
  • Clean up plugs
  • Brush
  • Brush again with a finishing brush
  • Blow off any excess sand
  • Roll slowly in two directions 
  • Add nutrients to "Feed the sink"

Following aerification we will wait a few days before rolling and mowing the greens.  This time allows the sand to work into the grass so that it stays in place and is not mowed up or brought to the surface by the rollers.  Each and every one of these steps is important to the success of our aerification process.  Every superintendent has their own way of doing aerification, but this is the best process we have found for Sycamore Ridge.

This is a Youtube video about our aerification by Gripping Golf Podcast;

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