One of the biggest task associated with this process is the removal of the cores that we are pulling out of our greens. With a target of 15%-20% of 4" deep soil removal and replacement we end up with approximately a 12 yard dump truck full of plugs. all of this has to cleaned up and hauled away to areas on the course where we need fill in material.
We need these piles of cores removed from the edges of the green before we are able to start dragging the sand into them to fill the holes.
Since we only operate with a five man summer crew plus one extra if we can get it this always takes us two days to complete.
This is the break down of the process for us
1- Man walk aerifies the greens
1- Man topdresses greens
3- Men pick up plugs
We set our goal of completing the Topdressing and Aerification of all 18 regulation greens, picking up cores 1-13 on Monday while the course is closed.
on Tuesday we complete the topdressing and aerification of the Practice greens and picking up all cores and we drag the sand into all 21 greens before leaving.
On Wednesday we Roll the greens to start removing the tire tracks
On thursday we check all greens to see if we need to topdress more or just roll the greens more.
After the rolling is complete we start watering the greens heavy to promote growing. we also fertilize the greens.
At some point when I am satisfied with the progress we will verticut the greens to lift sand up and level it back out and then drag that sand back into the greens to level them out the rest of the way. this is again followed by rolling.