Aeration Tine Trends for Australian Autumn

Autumn conditions for Australian Greenkeepers varies depending upon geographical region, sports turf variety, turf length and soil profile. As an Australia wide industry supplier of aeration, solid and hollow coring tines, I have seen trends and product usage patterns emerging each season across user groups.

Summary of results: In a nutshell, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm and 12mm solids are the most used in Autumn for alleviating hard pan areas, whilst the phantom 7mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm and 19mm Hollow tines are the most popular for relieving surface tension without causing turf stress or delayed recovery times.

These tines are part of the renovation program for those lucky enough to own or get hold of an aerator. Data below is relevant to all users of John Deere, Baroness, Vertidrain Redexim, Toro Procore and SR, and Weidenmann aerators.

Historically by region, aeration tine usage in Autumn is as below:

Tine Sizes popularity in Autumn

Lawn Aeration Benefits

Contrast between a Lawn having its very first Aerate that is so hard water cannot penetrate and a lawn that has been aerated regularly for three years that is so Lush and pliable.

Video Courtesy of the Popular Lawn Rescue Squad

FB  @australianlawnfanatics and @auslf in Brisbane Qld using the TineX19 on their efficient Groundsman Aerator on two clients lawns in the same suburb.



Verti Drain Deep Tining Racecourse

Verti draining using Solid tines is a regular occurance on a racetrack to alleviate some compaction and help water drainage. Solid tining can be performed in between race meets without the need to clean up Cores.

Turf Tines makes Deep solid Tines for Redexim Verti drain, Toro SR, Weidenmann Terraspike in a 12mm, 18mm and 24mm. Race Courses commonly use 350mm to 450mm tines to achieve maximum drainage depths.

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Go here for Deep Hollow Tines:,redexim-vertidrain-aerators,weidenmann-terraspike&really_curr_tax=20-product_cat

Lakelands Industry Day

Turf Tines enjoyed supporting the Queensland Golf Course Superintendents Association day at the stunning Jack Nicklaus designed Lakelands Golf Club on the Gold Coast 2019.

The annual day saw many surrounding club greenskeeping staff get to have a friendly round of golf with an opportunity to win some excellent prizes for their Clubs.

Our Phantom Tines were in Action at the third Green creating little disruption with their tiny footprint and the Turf Tines coolers sporting James Boag beer were appreciated.