Friday, March 27, 2015

Aerification Preparation

Throughout the winter season, we receive a significant amount of precipitation and cold weather. These environmental factors are substantial in soil compaction. The soil-type on the golf course is a very heavy clay material, which condenses when wet. This reduces percolation, increases compaction and reduced turfgrass growth out of dormancy. We will begin the aerification process Mid to late April. This cultural practice will improve drainage and turfgrass growth. Below is a picture of Daniel Reavis (Equipment Manager) installing the tines onto the aerifier. There is also a video posted on the video stream below with a demonstration of the process. Of course we will be filming the process late April, so the membership can see the full process: aerification, cleanup and mow. Please check the blog for updates regarding this process and others implemented on the golf course.