This past Monday was a busy one for us to catch up on some cultural practices that were delayed because of member and outside events. The greens were spiked and top dressed and our sweep-n-fill was used to drag in the sand, this is a routine process so we can dilute our organic matter.
|You can see the spike marks along with the sand ready to be sweep-ed in|
|Brush in action|
On the three greens that we have drainage problems (3,6,17) we used our deep tine machine that penetrated to 8 inches and back filled with a heavier top dressing application. Because the greens stay wet for longer periods we developed a hard pan starting about 4 inches below the surface. By doing this we are de-compacting the inner part of the green to allow for air and gas exchange as well as to help the moisture move farther into the drainage system.
|Deep tine in action on green|
|After the heavy top dressing and sweep-ed in|