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Old 10-15-2012, 09:28 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Double or triple aeration passes and then dragging does indeed expand the prepared area, beyond the loosened soil around the individual holes...

Now that we have rain I'll be doing an aeration in which triple passes are a minimum,,, then the areas in question will be raked out,,, almost as though it was 'tilled',,, then seeded with another raking to mix the seed...

I expect germination rate to be rather high in those areas,,, even if it is a frost seeding and they don't germinate until Spring... in the 'normal areas, I'll likely not even put down any seed, in that the holes will close up eventually and the grass will be thicker right there...

Aerating will be fine IF it has to be done anyways... but if those areas in question were not part of a lawn that needed aeration,, I would focus on seeding(create perfect seedbed) rather than making a big mess with the aerator over the entire area, first...
One of the chief reasons against Spring aeration is becuz clients don't want that mess in their yard...
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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