2017 Tentative Target Dates for Aeriating and Sanding the Greens
Spring - Tuesday, April 4th
Fall - Tuesday, September 12th
(we expect the greens to be a bit bumpy and sandy for about 7-10 days).
We often get the question, "Why do you aerify and sand the greens?" West Seattle GC annually entertains 60,000 rounds of golf per year. Under this kind of foot traffic the soil will compact so severely that water, nutrients and oxygen can not penetrate the turf layer. The process of aerating the greens and filling the holes with sand relieves this stress on the turf and allows it to breathe and feed. It is a standard maintenance practice that all golf courses do in the Spring and Fall to promote good healthy putting surfaces during the play season.