Thursday, August 1, 2013

Verticutting fairways

These pictures are of the fairway vericutting we performed in June.  It is a 3 step process.
Step1: verticut the fairway 2 directions to affect the grain growing in different directions.  The grain of the grass generally goes downhill which on one fairway may actually be multiple different directions depending on where the slope faces.
Step 2: mow the fairways to cut off the grass that was stood up by the verticutter
Step 3: blow the debri off the fairway and they are ready for play
Fairway verticutter (look at all that material)
The material you see flying out of the reels is thatch.  This needs to be thinned out to maintain firm fairways and healthy plant growth.
This view is of the verticut fairway next to the unverticut fairway.  

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