It's that time of year when golf courses begin to aerify. Many golfers often wonder why it is necessary to aerify every year. This picture demonstrates one of the many reasons aerification is necessary. Over time the putting greens become compacted due to foot traffic and equipment. The surface of the putting green becomes "sealed off" making it difficult for water to penetrate and infiltrate through the soil profile. The result is puddles of water after rain events like you see in the photo.
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2 months ago