Slice through the stress

 

This week we aerated the greens with a machine that uses vertically mounted blades that cut through the putting green surface creating 3 1/2″ deep slits. The objective is to allow for efficient gas exchange and water infiltration as well as stimulate root growth and reduce compaction. The putting surface disruption is minimal and no longer detectable after the next mowing.  Cultural practices like this are very helpful in maintaining healthy greens particularly during stressful weather conditions like we have experienced lately.

 

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