A cool, crisp, soggy day is the perfect time to update the ol' blog, so here is a quick rundown of how our greens' aeration went last week....
In a single word: GREAT!
The weather was perfect, we had no mechanical issues, and the task wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon. Although the size of the cores being pulled were a bit smaller than I had hoped for, we still managed to remove quite a bit of thatch.
It has been almost 7 days since we completed the greens, and most of the holes have already healed up. The final application of fertilizer was put down yesterday morning, just in time for today's rain.
Coinciding with the completion of aeration, was the raising of the height of cut on the greens. You will inevitably notice that the green speed will be slowing considerably, as we prepare the plant for the upcoming winter season.
We started the aeration of the tee decks yesterday, and managed to get in a handful before our aerator decided it had had enough. I am unsure when we will restart the process, and may even wait until we start the fairways at the end of the month before resuming.
As we approach the end of the year, we unfortunately have to say goodbye to our seasonal staff. I would like to to thank both Jake and Dan for their efforts this season. Both of which were some of the best rookies' to ever perform here in the Turf Department, and they will be missed greatly.
Thanks for reading,