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Old 09-01-2012, 10:38 AM
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Single pass vs. double pass???
That was the one thing I didn't ask THANKS!!

Had to call the guy and find out, yes double pass and said thats the only way he did it.

Now, what about this weight on the machine?
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:07 AM
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That was the one thing I didn't ask THANKS!!

Had to call the guy and find out, yes double pass and said thats the only way he did it.

Now, what about this weight on the machine?
The weight just helps the tines go deeper. Most aerators have a method of increasing the weight.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:09 AM
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The weight just helps the tines go deeper. Most aerators have a method of increasing the weight.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:16 AM
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There is a debate between deeper plugs vs. Adequate plug depth. So yes....on a rolling tine machine more weight can produce deeper plugs.

Reciprocating aerators don't pull as deep of a plug but do pull considerably more of them in a single pass especially the Plugr 800 series and.the Ryan 28 reciprocating. Not sure about how the Ryan 28 delivers the plug in comparison to the Plugr.... but the plugrs tend to pop the plug further up in.the grass and this really help.the top dress.effect.when.hit with a mower. Hands down G6/G5 Oregon gators are the best.thus far in separating the dirt from OM. absolutely destroy the plugs. Just be sure to use a chute deflector.

I broke my own front window last year skipping the chute.deflector.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:09 PM
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There is a debate between deeper plugs vs. Adequate plug depth. So yes....on a rolling tine machine more weight can produce deeper plugs.

Reciprocating aerators don't pull as deep of a plug but do pull considerably more of them in a single pass especially the Plugr 800 series and.the Ryan 28 reciprocating. Not sure about how the Ryan 28 delivers the plug in comparison to the Plugr.... but the plugrs tend to pop the plug further up in.the grass and this really help.the top dress.effect.when.hit with a mower. Hands down G6/G5 Oregon gators are the best.thus far in separating the dirt from OM. absolutely destroy the plugs. Just be sure to use a chute deflector.

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So are you saying that you do 1" plugs??? This strategy deals only with living thatch???

I've never heard of anyone doing 1" plugs, and I'm interestted in understanding,,, Why...
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:23 PM
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So are you saying that you do 1" plugs??? This strategy deals only with living thatch???

I've never heard of anyone doing 1" plugs, and I'm interestted in understanding,,, Why...
Plug depth on.Plugr 850 is.usally.
2"+ up 2.75" if condtions are right.
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:00 PM
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ALL RIGHT!!!

Top Cut called this morning, wanted to know if it was ok to come on out this morning.

Here now aerating
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Old 09-10-2012, 07:20 PM
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That's good... go out and look over the plugs and see if you can determine the thickness of the living thatch, soil texture and root thickness through the profile... hopefully at least 3" long...
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:10 PM
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That's good... go out and look over the plugs and see if you can determine the thickness of the living thatch, soil texture and root thickness through the profile... hopefully at least 3" long...
I'll see if I can determine what your talking about tomorrow (dark now) but most of the plug's I seen were 2" but my guess is they broke in half coming out of the ground also. I seen some in the back where the soil is much more shall we say "wet" and "clay" that were 3 & 4" long.

I spread some seed tonight, expecting the dew to wash it deeper but no rain in sight.

I have some bare area's I'm waiting now to go get some compost with a neighbor to finish up then let mother nature do the rest.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:47 AM
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maybe I'm totally wrong ,
but I thought dew is {sticky} guttational water.

So, not only aerifieng the soil, opening it up will cause the soil to dry without watering.
The dew might be going to stay on top of the turf as well.

At this point, me personally, I'd be giving the turf light frequent watering to promote seed germination.

I've never depended on mother nature...she can be to cantankerous
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