Verticutting, or the process of removing some of the vertical growth that occurs around a grass plant, provides several potential benefits for the turf. It can:
- force the remaining turf to stand up straight and smooth the putting surface for better ball roll;
- increase green speed;
- open the turf canopy to allow in more sunlight;
- makes topdressing easier to work into the soil; and
- allows the plant to put more energy into growing upright shoots instead of lateral shoots.