I guess we are rounding the corner into fall. School is starting next week and so too does our fall aerification (even though it is summer)!
The schedule and technique is similar to prior years, but we will be utilizing our new toy-a larger beast of an aerator. It should be more reliable and productive minimizing the time it takes to get this critical process done. Cleanup of plugs still requires dry weather to facilitate the breaking and blowing of cores, but we hope to be able to get out of your way as quickly as possible.
August 12-16 Fairways with our normal 5/8" coring tine. We do 2-4 holes per day.
August 27-28 Greens surrounds with same 5/8" tine. Front nine one day back the next. If you play later in the day you can avoid most of this "mess".
August 6-7 Tees
October 15-16 Greens with solid mini-tine so not much disruption.
We try to do as little as possible to greens during prime golfing season thus our early and late greens aerification dates. We hope we can continue that and still accomplish what we need for the turf and still give good conditions during peak season.