Since we were not pulling a core and cleaning it up, we topdressed the greens very heavy first. Then solid tined with very large 1" tines 8" deep with a 5" spacing, followed by shallow 1/2" tines on 1" centers. This way we got sand and holes both in the surface layer and deeper for root development. By topdressing first, the mechanical nature of the machine and the vibration helps work the sand into the holes.
|Deep solid tining|
|Small tines very close together|
After aerifying we brushed in the sand, double rolled, irrigated, and brushed again.
Here is 3 days after aerification
We also incorporated many projects on the course and renovation work to the inside of the clubhouse during the course closure. By extending the course closure another 2 days, and utilizing the membership in work days we really got a lot of work done - thank you to all.
Changing the pea gravel walkway at 5 island tee to pavestones.
We also changed the entryway to #13 tee to be a combination of turf and pavestones with the landscape.
.We also performed many other maintenance tasks on the course, and the members painted all the cart storage buildings - a big task that took many labor hours. Great job membership.