To keep the greens in great shape throughout the growing season, we will Verticut the playing surface and then apply a sand topdressing to smooth out the putting surface. We apply this cultural practice to our greens every 2-3 weeks. The vertical cutting will cut through any horizontal shoot growth of the plant which will then promote vertical growth. We want vertical growth as this will decease the amount of playing surface the ball rolls on. This will equal faster, smoother greens. This is a tedious process for our staff but we are able to complete the task with 5 employees in 4 hours. The benefit of this process will last for a few weeks.