The greens at Crandon Golf will be aerated on the following days:
- Tuesday, May 30 2017, Front 9 will be closed for Aeration.
- Wednesday, May 31 2017, Back 9 will be closed for Aeration.
- Monday, July 24 2017, Front 9 will be closed for Aeration.
- Tuesday, July 25 2017, Back 9 will be close for Aeration.
*Please note: On dates above, Greens, Fairways, and tee boxes will be aerated with 1/4 tines.
- Monday, September 18 2017, Front 9 will be closed for Aeration.
- Tuesday, September 19 2017, Back 9 will be closed for Aeration.
*Please note: Greens will only be aerated with small Pencil tines.
Please note, this schedule is subject to change. Contact us to confirm dates of aeration. We understand that this process may be frustrating for the golfer, but it is necessary to maintain healthy turf grass.
Why do we aerate greens?
Aeration alleviates soil compaction and the build up of organic matter under the root bed by creating more air space in the soil profile. This is achieved with machines that produce holes in the soil and remove cores. Aeration allows water and essential nutrients to more effectively pass through to the root system which promotes deeper root growth and healthy turf grass.
This video from the United States Golf Association (USGA) explains the process and reasons why aeration is necessary.