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Old 05-13-2005, 01:48 PM
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aereating in the rain

Hey guys i am going to rent a aereator because i ahve 4 aereating jobs i need to get done.If it is raining will that affect the quality of my job?tthanks
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Old 05-13-2005, 03:39 PM
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As long as it is only damp and not sloppy. It will actually make it easier to pull the plugs
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Old 05-13-2005, 05:03 PM
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Too much rain and you will have a muddy mess for sure.
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Old 05-13-2005, 06:16 PM
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I agree with rodfather...I imagine it could be a real headache in the mud...
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Old 06-11-2005, 09:56 PM
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I will aerate just about any time. I prefer nice just mowed turf that was watered the night before but I will aerate in the rain in a heart beat. Now if it is pouring and I am rutting that is where I draw the line. No ruts roll on. It is definitly a mess though on the wheels of aerator and your shoes.
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:36 AM
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Any work on turf in the rain and in wet conditions damages the turf.You will be compacting the soil as you aerate it,you will make a muddy mess and it wont do the lawn a whole lotta good cuz your plug holes will fill up with surrounding soil and it's just not good lawncare .
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Old 06-13-2005, 02:41 AM
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yep good time to do it after a rain but if while rain can be good if hard surface soft.
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Old 06-17-2005, 03:57 AM
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Don't do it mate. it will change the profile of the soil, thus creating more problems. i agree that hte soil should be moist, just b careful
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:00 AM
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Don't do it mate. it will change the profile of the soil, thus creating more problems. i agree that hte soil should be moist, just b careful
Not sure what you are meaning profile of soil? There is no differance from aerating on a sunny day and then turning on the sprinklers as oposed to aerating in the rain.
If you mean profile in that you are taking a solid surface and pulling thousand of little cores? That is what aeration is.
We aren't talking about a drenched piece of turf where you are leaving ruts every where. Just rain.
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