Turf & Irrigation Blog

Don’t Guess – Check the numbers!

When do you need to aerify your turf? Go by the numbers to remove guesswork when it comes to topdressing and core aeration. BY BOB BRAME Golf turf professionals understand the importance of putting green topdressing and core aeration operations, but a lack of information combined with golf facility politics can compromise what is actually accomplished. Often the leadership of a facility underestimates the importance of aeration and topdressing programs. Since these programs are critical to the performance of the greens, it is vital that the superintendent does a good job of communicating the need for these admittedly disruptive practices. Physical soil testing can provide scientific evidence of the need to continually cultivate the rootzone and provide a
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