To help improve the greens, a spiking program has been implemented that will allow the movement of oxygen into the soil. This process breaks up the surface and gives oxygen openings to move down into the soil. Roots need oxygen to remain healthy and strong. If the amount of oxygen in the soil is reduced, roots will begin to shrink and the grass is not able to cope with the intense heat and humidity of summer. Spiking greens, along with sound fertility and irrigation programs, will allow the turf to survive through the rest of the summer.