|darker patches are bentgrass. it grows laterally laying over or looking "bent". pale very tight growing grass is poa|
The first couple greens aerated over the sand made a bit of a mess because the sand and grass were still damp. But they cleaned up well and the rest were fine so overall the process was a success.
|3rd green before blowing|
|3rd green after blowing|
blow sand with buffalo blower in a circle into the green then from middle out
add more sand if necessary
brush with golf cart and tow behind aluminum framed brush and cinder block
water with radios then set clocks to water a couple more times tonight
If we pulled cores you could add at least three more steps of heavy duty hand labor
We managed to get all greens done with a calcium silicate (Sillical) and organic fertilizer (Earthworks 5-4-5) applied and watered in by 4:30 with only three guys. Not bad at all and without having to deal with all the manual labor of cores we are not as spent as we usually are after aerifying.
We will change the cups first thing in the morning and possibly roll the greens some time tomorrow as well as brush or blow the heavier areas of sand when they are dry. this will continue throughout the week if the weather permits. Most were very clean to start with so I think they will be fine. First mow maybe Friday afternoon.