Understanding why golf courses aerify the greens
Aerification is a pet peeve for some golfers, but it’s vital for the greens to thrive.
At Heritage Isles, we understand your feelings and try to minimize the disruption caused by the sandy, bumpy greens that are a temporary part of aerification.
It’s a mechanical process that creates air space in the soil to promote a healthy root system for natural turf. This process helps the turf and prevents future problems.
Turf grass on greens requires a great deal of maintenance to keep it healthy. The soil must drain water at a rate that allows the roots to grab it as it passes by. If it drains too fast, the turf may dry out. If it drains too slowly, the roots may rot. The soil also could develop an unwanted layer of decomposing material.
During aerification we remove this unwanted layer to enable the roots of the turf to grow deeper.
It’s a short-term inconvenience that guarantees the long-term health of the greens and provides a better putting surface in the future.
We appreciate your patience. We want you to enjoy each and every visit to Heritage Isles.