Graden Contour Sand Injection verticutting machine on the upper portion of the putting green. We had a lot of comments and questions about this area because of the unique white lines of sand that the CSI created in the putting surface and because many had never seen this process done before. I wanted to wait a few weeks before doing this blogpost so we could see how it all turned out and how it recovered before making any conclusions on the process and its benefits, if any.
Graden Groundhog to remove the debris from the surface which was also very impressive but we will show that on a later post.
This is a shot of the demo area on October 2. Just to make it clear, we did nothing special or extra to this area. We did not place any additional fertilizer or water to the area to improve or facilitate recovery as we would during an aerification period. I wanted to see under the "worst" of conditions how long would it take to recover and how would it look.
Here is the area on October 16 and it is virtually completely healed in. The lines you see are completely covered with turfgrass and the extra oxygen, water, and nutrients being allowed to enter the root system are what is causing the darker green lines to be visible.
Redexim Turf Products for setting up this demo. Hope we will be able to purchase a few of these machines to help make the greens along the Tennessee Golf Trail even better.