Today's weather has started off fantastic with the first time temperatures below 70 degrees have been recorded in about 4 weeks! This is great news for turfgrass growth and recovery. In order to get some oxygen into the soil we've started spot aerifying weak areas in tees, fairways and roughs.
Depending on the particular area we will either seed, sod or allow the plants to regrow.
Also, would like to explain how some tee edges became damaged through scald.
The red arrow represents an area of slightly higher elevation and the blue arrow represents a lower area. The water runs to the lower area and cannot move off due to the higher rough grass that surrounds it. Therefore the water sits inside the area outlined in black. The sun comes out and literally bakes the turf.
There are several things we can do to resolve this issue. Allowing an outlet for the water to move and disperse in the rough is the quickest and most economical solution. Then we will either seed or sod depending on the extent of damage to the turf.