Green venting and vertical mowing

On Monday 8/19 we will lightly vertical mow the greens. This removes some thatch and grain in the greens. It also opens up the turf grass canopy for sand. On Tuesday we will apply sand and vent the greens. The greens will be a little sandy for a few days but will be in good shape by the weekend.

This procedure will help firm up the greens and improve ball roll as we look forward to club championship and the fields cup. The venting of greens promotes beneficial gas exchange into the root zone.

Greens aeration is scheduled for September and the dates are yet to be determined. Tentatively right after fields cup. The staff and I also have to schedule tee and approach aeration. Lastly we still need to finish aerating fairways. We have a busy fall planned.

Thanks for understanding as we try to maintain the golf course at the very best level for you and your guests.

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