A blog about golf course and heathland management at Aldeburgh Golf Club and the wildlife found there. Aldeburgh GC is a top 100 championship course managed using traditional low input greenkeeping methods. It is situated on the Suffolk coast within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.
Friday, 24 June 2016
This week we've aerated the greens with our new Toro tractor mounted aerator and this was followed by over-seeding and top dressing. The new machine does an excellent job and causes minimal disturbance to the green surface. The top dressing has gone in very well - helped by subsequent heavy rain and the current spurt in grass growth. Fertiliser was applied to the greens a couple of weeks ago and the growth resulting from this will be at its peak for the next week or so.
The new aeration machine
The aeration holes after one pass with a greens mower