Originally Posted by GreenIndustryAssociates
One of the big benefits of alowing the plugs to sit on the surface is that they encourage beneficial bacteria growth and micro-organisms. I do not know it this is reduced by breaking down the plugs machanicall y with a power rake.
I have always been under the training that fall is the best time. Pre-emergents do enough to the roots so why aerate and stress the roots out any further? But I did get my Turf Magazine in and the cover article was about spring Aerations, maybe I'll actually read it instead of just looking at the pictures
Their always been a big debate on doing the aeration in the spring or in the fall.
Me I tell my customer either way is good, however if you do one in the spring and one in the fall, that's even better.
+ There's such a small difference that you wouldn't be able to tell the difference of a spring or fall aeration.