Thursday, September 18, 2008

Quick Recovery

You would be hard pressed to find an open aerification hole on the greens only seven days after being aerified. The quick recovery is largely due to the fact that small holes were punched and an ample amount of fertilizer was applied in conjunction with aerification.

From a visual standpoint the greens are back, but from a playability standpoint the speeds are considerably slower than normal. This is due to the amount of fertilizer on the greens as well as a higher height of cut that is currently being used. The height was raised due to the amount of sand applied and the temporary unevenness that is created from the physical aerification process. Once we no longer are picking up sand while mowing, we will begin to come down in height and the green speeds will become normal again.