Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dye's Valley Aerification (Day 1)

Dye's Valley is closed until Thursday July 28th for much needed turfgrass cultivation maintenance. Core aeration is the biggest component of this process, which will be completed on greens, tees, approaches, and fairways. Prior to aeration all short grass surfaces were lowered in height and cut in a circular motion. This is meant to control grain and puffyness in the turfgrass. We made major strides during Day 1, including: circle cutting all short grass, topdressing, and dragging the topdressing sand. Photos below demonstrate the process:

Circle cutting fairways

Verticutting greens

Topdressing greens

Dragging greens

Topdressing fairways

Topdressing sand on #1 fairway