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Old 04-09-2005, 11:47 PM
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Other then the obvious question and if being a proffesional should know the answer I had eluded more to the fact that a simple search would of got plenty of answers without having to ask the question.
I agree. Someone once asked about the advantages of a single vs. double sided hedge trimmer. Daaaaaaaaaaaaa one cuts one way, the other cuts both. Talk about a dumb question.
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Old 04-09-2005, 11:57 PM
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I guess you guys never worked at a golf course, they sure as heck don't leave the cores down there.

Did you ever think of using a solid tine aerator so it will leave no cores?

I wonder what would happen with solid tines that were vibrated when running over a lawn?

When you renovate a lawn do you like to aerate than thatch or thatch than aerate?

What type of aerator works best?

When you tell someone they are stupid do you feel better about yourself? Do you really think your effort is helping anyone....
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Old 04-09-2005, 11:59 PM
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Other then the obvious question and if being a proffesional should know the answer I had eluded more to the fact that a simple search would of got plenty of answers without having to ask the question.
How bout just taking it a little easier? We are all here to learn.
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:06 AM
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How bout just taking it a little easier? We are all here to learn.
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Yeh, what she said /\.


Seriously though, just leave them on the ground.
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:24 AM
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Leave em is what I do...& they will disappear in a few days. However if the client reallly wants them gone right away & willl pay for the extra work ....drag an old piece of carpet around behind your mower or a chain striping kit would probably crumble them up as well.
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:54 AM
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Freshly aerated =)

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Old 04-10-2005, 02:20 AM
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We all asked questions to begin with and some of us still, to remind us of what we knew yesterday, but have forgotten today. When I first came here I knew nothing of the search feature. So all you who want, ask away! There's ALOT I don't know, but I may know just what you'd like to know.
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:34 AM
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I was just poking a little fun. No harm intended.

Seriously, as the others have said, leave them. They'll break down.

But in response to the no stupid question line. I believe it was Mr Garison on South Park that once said "There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people"

And yes, I'm one of them at times.
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Old 04-10-2005, 08:32 AM
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We have a machine we run right behind the aerator that vaccuums up the plugs, they are then mixed around in a cylinder to break them up and then sold back to the customer as topsoil at a very good price might I add.
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Old 04-10-2005, 09:18 AM
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Cores are left on all lawns except for golf courses for a couple of reasons. Since we are here to learn we have to also teach the customer. A golf course cannot have cores everywhere the ball rolls. Most customers are not golf courses.
Cores are a pain to deal with is an excuse but not one a homeowner wants to hear if they want the plugs removed. Dragging a fence or blowing them around is really not necessary and actually counterproductive to the aerating process. There is a technical explanation that can be used which has some merit.The pulled core breaks down over time and the microbial activity that is produced actually assists in the breakdown of thatch.
Of course it isn't going to make a heavily thatched lawn healthy again but there is good reason that aerators don't have baggers. Good Luck.
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