Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Greens aerification update

Ricky and myself spent yesterday hand topdressing the areas on the greens where the holes where still showing. This is very time consuming but it helps to fill in the rest of the holes without adding too much sand to the greens. We are hoping for rain to help wash the sand into the greens so we can cut them. We are at a point now where we want to cut the greens but all we are picking up is sand which eats up the reels and bedknives. We are also limited to doing any kind of mower work after the dew is gone since wet sand sticks to just about anything. You will be seeing more afternoon work on the greens until we can get the holes to cover over. With temperatures expected in the high 40's or low 50's the turf may slow down its growth to some extent. The greens are still looking pretty good for being only one week away from aerifying. I give the recovery a C+ at this point.