View Full Version : Anyone else core aerating this early?

Toro 455
09-09-2012, 07:14 AM
My fall core aerating is done! We got a little wisp of rain from Hurricane Isac, then the storms moved thru Saturday. I went out and aerated like crazy between the two. I got some good 2" cores.
Now with the rain from the storms on top of the aeration & fertilizer I'll finally get to mow some grass!
This is the eariest I've ever done fall core aeration. Anyone else aerating this early?

09-09-2012, 07:31 AM
I've always thought you could aerate any time of the season as long as the ground was soft enough to pull a plug.

Toro 455
09-10-2012, 07:33 AM
That's true. I've heard of places core aerating 5 times a year. I was talking about the more typical fall treatment of aerate-fall fert-broadleaf control. Preparing the lawn for winter.

fireman gus
09-10-2012, 07:52 AM
We start ours this month.

Snyder's Lawn Inc
09-10-2012, 07:57 AM
I been spiking since we got the 4'' from the hurricane.
Soon I'll start plugging. Myself I rather plug when I know I'm done mowing for the year.Then I put last treatment down with the plugs.
Most of the time I start in Nov.

09-11-2012, 09:22 PM
Been going strong in WI and MN.

09-11-2012, 11:40 PM
Yes since the end of June. Believe it or not some of my callers here in Central Florida are concerned that it's nearly too late to aerate this year. I don't know where they get their info from sometimes?

grandview (2006)
09-12-2012, 06:36 AM
Signs went up yesterday, doing estimates ,been so dry here the ground was like cement.

DA Quality Lawn & YS
09-12-2012, 10:51 AM
Been going strong in WI and MN.

Aerating in dry and hot conditions is not ideal. The only aerating I have done so far is on the lawns I am slice seeding. My main batch will wait until we get some rainfall and the weather consistently cools off. Generally lends itself to being around Oct 1.