Spring aerification is right around the corner and I’m confident most everyone is beginning to feel the desire to get back to the club and perfect the swing. As most are aware, it has been a wet beginning of the year with over 12.5” of precipitation falling. Here is what will be going on in the next 30 days for the Agronomy Staff and what we have been working on. As always you can follow on twitter @VNGCMAINT.
Aerification: The dates have been set and are now on our weekly email. We will be doing a slightly different approach this spring to encourage more turf health and promote the strongest roots possible for the season with minimal disruption. Greens will be deep-tined with our new Toro Deeptine at a depth of 8”. We will follow this with a Dryject- sand injection into greens. These processes will be followed by a heavy topdress and rolled for smoothness. Tees, Fairways and Approaches will be treated similar to the past few years with a verticut and ½” hole put into the surface with a 2”x2” spacing. Rough will consist of an aerification as well to break compaction from cart traffic.
|This photo is an illustration of the Dryject Process|
|Technology we use to justify tree removal.|
|This photo is an example of how sunlight can be blocked from Turf for several hours.|
|Illustration of how Hole 12 will have erosion fabric installed.|