Originally Posted by sildoc
I have a question for you all! Do you do circles when you aerate or go back and forth like striping a lawn? I have done some time trials and doing circles is almost 20% faster than the striping. However I have had customers want the going back and forth. I can't see spending extra time aerating like I do with mowing, cause it doesn't look any better either way, there are still turds on the lawn.
When I aerate I make a perimeter trim then fill in the rest the quickest possible way working my way towards the middle. Going back and forth with a mowing pattern burns up extra time. Even when I do a double pass I merely over lap half on each pass. As of yet no requests for aeration stripes.