Every fall we aerify our tees & greens. That means we actually punch holes in the ground to break up the thatch that has built up. This makes it possible for nutrients, water, and air to get to the roots. We then fill these holes with sand. The whole process takes us about 2 days, and then the greens take about 2 weeks to knit up the holes.
It’s essential to the health of the putting green. In this video, Superintendent James Brown takes you through the whole noisy process, from start to finish. I hope you find it as interesting as I did!
Tags: aerification, putting green, putting green drainage, putting green health, putting green maintenance, top dressing