Fall is just around the corner and with it comes aeration. We've done enough talking about excessive thatch and its detrimental effect on our playing surfaces and this is our oppurtunity to do something about it. Core aeration's is one of the best ways to deal with excessive thatch. Not only does the mechanical removal dilute the accumulation, the air added to the soil via the process creates a healthy environment for the soil where soil microbes can do their job and help degrade the thatch itself.
The removal process is disruptive as we all know so we want to keep everyone informed as to the what's and whens of this fall's aeration. Below is a schedule of what we will be doing. We have naturally come up with plan to work around the events coming up at the end of September.
Granite Bay Golf Club Fall 2010 Aeration Schedule
Week Process Comments
August 30 - September 3 Start Core Aerating Rough Get started on an area that will not
effect events late in September
September 6 - September 10 Overseed bermuda tees & approaches For effective overseed we cant wait till
September 13 - September 17 Continue Core Aerating Rough Minimal effect on Events
September 20 - September 24 Continue Core Aerating Rough Minimal effect on Events
September 27 - October 1 Continue Core Aerating Rough Minimal effect on Events
October 4 - October 8 Aerate Putting Surfaces 1/2" tines on 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 centers
October 11 - October 15 Core Aerate & De-thatch Fairways Afternoon procedures
October 18 - October 22 Core Aerate & De-thatch Fairways Afternoon procedures
October 25 - November 5 Core Aerate Green Surrounds Time consuming, tedious work