If you have played golf in the past two weeks you may have noticed really small holes in the greens. These holes are caused by small tines on our aerator that are referred to as needle tines or venting tines. This type of aeration provides oxygen and nutrients to the root zone during the season with very, minimal disruption. This process also allows for some compaction relief and helps the breakdown of unwanted organic matter. I would like to perform this activity monthly and in conjunction to our topdressing program. This activity does not disrupt play in anyway and once the green is mowed or rolled you can't even tell we did anything.
Below are some pictures to help explain what we are doing.
|Teeing surface being leveled|
|Needle tines on greens|
|Putting surface after we roll|