Well it was a big couple of days for our Maintenance crew as they pulled off their Spring greens maintenance without a hitch! The weather was dodgy but they got creative and managed to get all our green maintenance done. Here’s how it went:
First Andy aerated the greens with small tynes. These tynes are very small but will relieve compaction and improve long term health
Next time to pick up the cores. Nice work boys!
Next Super Dave hit the greens with the verticutter. Verticutting removes thatch and takes out the high spots on the greens to provide a smoother roll. Dave did this in two directions which takes a LONG time.
Next the greens were topdressed lightly with sand to fill in the aeration holes and smooth out the putting surface. First Wayne fills up the top dresser with sand:
Then Mike uses the spreader to, you guessed it, spread sand!
From their the sand gets dragged matted into the holes:
Next its time to get some grass growing. Chris overseeded all the thin areas of the greens with bent grass:
Lastly time for a little dinner. Fertilizer is then applied to the greens:
Time to cut a hole in the greens and get ready for regular cutting:
The final cut and away we go! Nice work team. All that in 8 hours.