View Full Version : Who has not started Aeration and why?

Turfco Tim
09-07-2007, 11:00 AM
Is the weather, dry or wet, affecting your plans to start aerating?

I have been getting feedback that the weather is delaying aeration in some areas.

Just want to confirm.

09-07-2007, 11:36 PM
I am finding that it is too dry. We have not had any significant ran in weeks. The lawns here in Central Ohio are hard in my opinion. Rain is coming, but I do not know how much good it will do, since the ground needs a nice slow rain.

09-07-2007, 11:49 PM
Problem A: waiting on tines for my aerator, which is in pieces in my garage. Also need a couple new bearings.
Problem B: above mentioned aerator hasn't ran in about 6 months, def. needs the carb cleaned and adjusted.
Problem C: too dry

09-08-2007, 09:07 AM
I started last week. It's very dry here. I use a Seedavtor and it breaks up the dry ground with no problems.


lawn king
09-08-2007, 09:51 AM
We have done some athletic feilds with irrigation. Waiting on the residentials & praying for rain. .5" of rain in the last 5 weeks here!

09-08-2007, 04:01 PM
too dry, not so much for plugging but nervous about throwing out the fert w/ not have had rain going on 2.5 months

09-08-2007, 04:07 PM
too dry for plugs here.

dave k
09-08-2007, 10:00 PM
To dry and to early, I'll wait until the end of Sept. more than likely

09-09-2007, 01:16 AM
Its been to dry here in Kansas City so far to start. But were supposed to get 2 - 3 days of rain next week so that should get us started.

09-09-2007, 01:30 AM
Aerate from march till mid november here regardless. Nearly all turf is irrigated so no need for rain. I do find hard spots around trees but hit those several times durring the course of aeration. I find it hard to believe that there are so many areas with no or little irrigation throughout the states. It is a must here unless you just dont care, in that case no need to aerate.

Turfco Tim
09-10-2007, 05:46 PM
That was a great sampling from all parts of the country. Thanks for your replies.

09-10-2007, 08:35 PM
usually people in my area start at the end of september and go through november.

09-10-2007, 10:34 PM
A little update on problem A from my first post. Got home from the state fair to find a box of tines waiting for me. Yea, 10.71 a piece, total of $257.04 for tines. Tomorrow I am gonna go down there and negotiate with them a little, because that is purely RIDICULOUS:hammerhead:

09-11-2007, 10:51 PM
Sounds like a whipping to me !!

09-11-2007, 11:06 PM
We usually start aerating in early September. It been very hot and dry for the last 5 weeks. The county has placed watering restrictions ( you can water twice a week, but many of our customers with irrigation, aren't using it. The lakes(water supply) are very low, boat ramps are closed. ) The temperatures should be cooler by Wednesday. Hopefully we'll get some expected rain by the weekend. I'm anxious to get started, aeration season is my least favorite. I want to get finished !

09-11-2007, 11:09 PM
picked up supplies today at lesco, maint crew will start tomorrow w/ the irrigated yds

09-11-2007, 11:18 PM
Got the aerator put back together today, oil changed, it is 100% ready to go...after about $350 of new parts :(. Am gonna go to the Co-op tomorrow and pick up some seed, and get started tomorrow afternoon. Just wish I had lots more customers lined up to aerate, am putting an add in tomorrow, hopefully that works out.

09-12-2007, 10:27 AM
I tryed Doing my own yard yesterday...I had 4 solid concrete blocks on that poor old aerator of mine...even with the bit of rain that we got this week ...the ground is still way too hard to pull a plug.

09-13-2007, 11:16 AM
Who in their right mind would pay $10 for a tine when you can by them from Turfco.com for like $2.65 each. You must be rich and doing this for the fun of it.

09-13-2007, 12:25 PM
To dry and to early, I'll wait until the end of Sept. more than likely

Me too, bud.

09-13-2007, 12:40 PM
I'll aerate and fert next week and drop seed the week after

09-14-2007, 06:09 PM
I only have about 15 left. Our turnaer 26 is a God send. It was down for warranty work and I had to rent a machine. It wooped my arse. I wish I had more lawns to do because I don't like to work in the office.

It's hard to believe that I have them all done. and no I'm not a shill for Turfco!