Pushing the plugs to the edges of the greens allows us to avoid putting additional utility cart traffic on the greens that could cause unneeded ruts. Pushing all the plugs off and picking up the piles is the most time consuming portion of aerification.
Once the greens are cleaned off and blown they resemble the picture to the left. Once we get them to this stage they are ready for topdressing sand. We back-fill the holes with sand to create channels for air and water to exchange freely. This exchange is key to surviving the hot humid North Carolina summers.
|A view from the seat of the Gator while blowing in the sand on #14.|