Played today in New Jersey and played thursday in Westchester county NY. Both courses are private and both had green and tee aerification two weeks ago and both had ver lousy greens as a result - sandy, not much grass, what was left was not smooth,bumpy etc. My guess is the work was outsourced. Question for you all - is it necessary to have this EVERY spring and fall? Do Open courses in Scotland and England do it also? Do the pros outweigh the cons?
OK, this is a not exactly GCA, but since it is somewhat related...Is aerification something an average home owner can do? Or should I just hire a service? What is a typical cost for say 10,000 sqft lawn?My lawn is in a sorry shape and it probably needs aerification and overseeding desperately. I might as well ask the experts.
Matt,Do you subscribe to a regular pattern of using the hydrojet to aerate the greens as well, or is it just two solid cores a year?
Autumn renovation time in Australia. We get 90,000 plus rounds on one course and 75,000 plus rounds on the other so aeration of greens in autumn and spring is crucial. We had a really tough summer with high humidity and hot temperatures 35 celsius plus, so the bent is hanging out some loving.Most courses in Perth are on a bi-annual greens coring programme, and all bar one course are bent grass greens.