August 15, 2013
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Most problems concerning turf (i.e. golf course greens, tee boxes, or athletic playing surfaces) can generally be attributed to compaction in one way or another.
When the spaces between the particles of soil or sand become restricted, the paths for air, water, and nutrients are greatly affected. Black Layer, a compacted anaerobic layer of soil, forms and inhibits root growth and causes the soil to become stagnant. This layer restricts the natural air channels and decreases porosity. The soil is then no longer able to breathe in a natural state. This compaction isn’t due to just foot traffic and the every day use of machinery alone. It also occurs as a result of nature itself. Over a short period of time, all soil combines with water, which can cause it to fit tightly together. This natural effect has a huge impact on the restriction of air, water, and nutrient flow in the soil. In addition, without good air penetration into the soil, the roots will not have the oxygen molecules to attach to that are necessary in order for them to absorb moisture and good nutrients. This inevitably attracts bad microbial activity.
For good aerobic soil activity and valuable root growth, compaction should be minimized and porosity increased. This will allow for optimum air, water, and nutrient movement through the soil, promoting premium root growth deeper into the soil, increasing the plant’s overall health.
With the AIR2G2 machine, air is injected into the soil below the black layer and forced to move laterally and upward through the soil to the root zone. Not only is the compaction relieved in the Black Layer and critical root zone area, but fractures created by the air movement through the soil enables greater air flow from the bottom of the root growth area up to the surface. By fracturing your soil from the bottom up using the AIR2G2 machine, your playing surfaces will be healthier due to increased microbial activity in your soil, allowing the soil to become alive and eliminating stagnation. This will also diminish the need to introduce a “fresh” new amendment to your soil.
The choice is yours: Healthier, stronger roots that produce a better leaf plant for your turf, soil that is better able to produce and hold good microbial activity longer OR the same routine of constantly battling with shallow brown roots and the work of trying to get a new, fresher amendment back into the soil.
Make the clear and obvious choice; contact GT Air Inject today for information on the AIR2G2 machine.