Ever wonder what we do with all those cores that we pull out of the greens each spring and fall during aeration? We use them to grow sod. These cores each contain grass plants, Poa annua grass plants to be exact. Poa annua seed cannot be purchased, so the only way for us to grow the Poa in a controlled manner is to use the cores.
In a year this sod will be ready to go. Sod is a great way to establish turf on the golf course as it is much faster than conventional seeding and reduces the disruptions to play.
Each year we should be able to grow about 600 m2 of sod at no cost.