Aeration Schedule

The greens at Palmetto Golf Course will be aerated on the following days:

  • Monday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 3, 2016
  • Monday, July 11 & Tuesday, July 12, 2016
  • Monday, September 19 & Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Please note, this schedule is subject to change. Contact us to confirm dates of aeration. We understand that this process may be frustrating for the golfer, but it is necessary to maintain healthy turf grass.

Why do we aerate greens?

Aeration alleviates soil compaction and the build up of organic matter under the root bed by creating more air space in the soil profile. This is achieved with machines that produce holes in the soil and remove cores. Aeration allows water and essential nutrients to more effectively pass through to the root system which promotes deeper root growth and healthy turf grass.

This video from the United States Golf Association (USGA) explains the process and reasons why aeration is necessary.