|cleaned up collar|
|troops cleaning up the muddy cores|
|more of the same|
|very labor intensive and not much fun as the cores are heavy|
|finished product after deep tine aerifying|
|solid tine aerifying the 2nd fairway|
The main reason to pull cores is to remove thatch. It also allows us to remove the soil and add straight sand for better drainage. The sand added to the existing turf will also help break down the thatch left behind.
here Imagine the tine in the middle of the picture a foot long instead of 6". That is why we refer to it as deep tine aerating.
Today we continued the collar aerification and cleanup. It was still to damp and misty to apply topdressing to the greens. We instead focused on spiking and seeding the three damaged fairways mentioned in the previous post. I applied topdressing to those areas mainly to cover the seed. Being wet it will stick to the cart tires and not make it into the soil where it needs to be to germinate. Between the holes punched yesterday and the slits today hopefully we can get some into the ground and start the recovery process.