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stephen424
05-16-2010, 10:22 PM
I've read that it's good to aerate heavy compacted clay soils twice a year..once in the fall (with seed + fert) and once this time of year (no seed of course).

Anyone aerate this time of year, fescue?

tedblackwood
05-16-2010, 10:29 PM
We did our clients in late February here in Asheville. We'll start another round late August/ early September. I like to lime with aeration since lime does not travel through the soil well.

Of course, I try to push Aeration, Lime, Seed, and fertilizer all at once esp. in the Fall.

We rent the machine...about a hundred bucks a day and charge a little more than double the mowing price.

tedblackwood
05-16-2010, 10:31 PM
I should also mention that it's getting too hot in NC atm to aerate.