Thursday, November 18, 2010
VERTICUTTING & TOPDRESSING GREENS
This week saw us topdress and verticut our greens. This is a necessary cultural practice, vital for the long term viability of the playing surface. While the surface is disrupted for a few days immediately following the procedure, evening watering to push the sand through the surface and mowing and rolling have the greens back in great shape 3 days later. At WR, we catch our clipping in baskets due to the aggressive nature of our process and the desire to remove a large amount of organic material. This procedure will be once a month throughout the year with varying degrees of aggressiveness. This short video outlines a few of the benefits.