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Old 09-09-2012, 07:14 AM
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Anyone else core aerating this early?

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?
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:31 AM
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I've always thought you could aerate any time of the season as long as the ground was soft enough to pull a plug.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:33 AM
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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.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:52 AM
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We start ours this month.
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:57 AM
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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.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:22 PM
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Been going strong in WI and MN.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:51 AM
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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.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:40 PM
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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?
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:36 AM
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Signs went up yesterday, doing estimates ,been so dry here the ground was like cement.
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