Fine Turgrass Management

Fine Turgrass Management

Steve Cook, CGCS, MG - Director of Agronomy

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall Deep Tine Aerification

A "deep tine" aerification using a solid (vs. coring or hollow) tine has many benefits.

It leaves an open hole throughout most of the winter allowing melting snow and ice a place to evacuate. These open holes fill with water and freeze, causing the soil to expand and contract. This fracturing of the soil is another way that nature aerifies during the winter and spring.

Late fall aerification provides air an avenue to reach the roots of putting greens. Air is as important as water for the growth of healthy turf.

1 comment:

  1. Those pansies in the pots by the clubhouse look awesome! :D