Why aerification and overseeding is a necessary maintenance practice?
The aeration and overseeding practices are one of the more visible agronomic practices to ensure prime golf course conditions to our valued guests throughout the year. During the aerification process, which takes place in the summer months we punch tiny holes and allow sand, nutrients and water to penetrate through compacted soil. This process is done over a couple weeks and needs ample time for full recovery. The overseeding process is done in the fall and includes the process of switching from summer bermuda grass to winter rye grass. We allow several weeks for this process and additional time for full recovery. During the recovery period we water extensivily to promote seed germination. Following the reopening we will keep golf carts for at least one month on the cart path to prevent damage to the course.
Aerification Schedule 2020:
First round of aerification:
Ironwood closes June 15th and opens up on June 26th
Acacia closes June 29th and opens up on July 10th
Mesquite closes July 13th and opens up on July 24th
Second round of aerification:
Ironwood closes July 27th and opens up on August 7th
Acacia closes August 10th and opens up on August 21st
Mesquite closes August 24th and opens up on September 4th
Overseeding Schedule 2020:
Ironwood closes September 14th and opens up on September 28th
Acacia closes September 28th and opens up on October 12th
Mesquite closes October 12th and opens up on Ocotber 30th
Course will be cart path only for at least one month after opening!