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