Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Verticut and Topdress greens

Tuesday saw us topdress and verticut greens. This is done to dilute the thatch layer by adding in sand. This improves air and moisture movement and firms the surface as well as smoothing it out. The sand fills the vertical slits made by the blades. Water is then applied to work in the sand.
Vertical grooves filled with sand
Sand applied

3 or 4 passes is all that is needed

6 min water immediately after and 30 minutes in the night