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Old 10-25-2009, 09:51 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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Thats not even close to being true.
""Doing things w/out a reason is folly. ""

That statement - is not even close to being true!??!!? Do you think that's a reality - or - do you feel that's a reality?

Anyways:

Aerating for compaction is a legitimate reason, so for that purpose would it matter when the aeration is done?

In areas where the ground freezes solid for the winter we have little problem with compaction in the spring. The spring thaw does an amazing job opening pores in our clay soils. If treated correctly, compaction can be minimal into summer.

The lawns that are overwatered of course will start to compact with the first mowing.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:40 AM
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""Doing things w/out a reason is folly. ""

That statement - is not even close to being true!??!!? Do you think that's a reality - or - do you feel that's a reality?

Anyways:

Aerating for compaction is a legitimate reason, so for that purpose would it matter when the aeration is done?

In areas where the ground freezes solid for the winter we have little problem with compaction in the spring. The spring thaw does an amazing job opening pores in our clay soils. If treated correctly, compaction can be minimal into summer.

The lawns that are overwatered of course will start to compact with the first mowing.
LOL, that's funny to hear what you call people who aerate. I would prefer to not aerate, but 90 percent of my customers demand it. We're on pretty hard clay where I'm at, but I'm more amazed at your reaction to the subject. What a hateful reply, I would never want someone with such anger management issues touching my property.
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:05 AM
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LOL, that's funny to hear what you call people who aerate. I would prefer to not aerate, but 90 percent of my customers demand it. We're on pretty hard clay where I'm at, but I'm more amazed at your reaction to the subject. What a hateful reply, I would never want someone with such anger management issues touching my property.
Evidently you did not follow what was done and said. The disrespect of "Gramps" combined with too much work , sets me off. Disrespect, and more disrespect, is a zero tolerance issue.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:11 AM
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Whats your opinion on aerating fescue grass?
A: that your observation that it kinda needs it is is a better reason to do it than your girl friend's step dad's recommendation that fescue not be aerated is a good reason not to do it.

Moreover, whether it can someday be proven it was needed or not, you seem like a pretty good guy for thinking of bundling it with your machine rental and doing it for him. I respect that.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:16 AM
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""Doing things w/out a reason is folly. ""

That statement - is not even close to being true!??!!? Do you think that's a reality - or - do you feel that's a reality?

Anyways:

Aerating for compaction is a legitimate reason, so for that purpose would it matter when the aeration is done?

In areas where the ground freezes solid for the winter we have little problem with compaction in the spring. The spring thaw does an amazing job opening pores in our clay soils. If treated correctly, compaction can be minimal into summer.

The lawns that are overwatered of course will start to compact with the first mowing.



Does any of this post have anything to do with what I disagreed with you about in the first place?


Nope.
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:35 AM
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Disrespect, and more disrespect, is a zero tolerance issue.
Really? I do not get that vibe from you at all. I think you demand or crave respect but offer mostly scathing criticism and sarcasm here at lawnsite. The zero tolerance I see is for opinions that do not agree with your own beliefs, especially on a few key topics that you seem to take personally and go out of your way to introduce in current discussions
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Old 10-26-2009, 09:39 AM
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One size does not fit all , even in aeration. Do you know why - you want to aerate?
Thatch is not and issue with fescue.

**So stop and think.

What would be the purpose of aeration?

Stillwater - show some respect, boy!!! Without a specific reason, aeration is folly, but it does make money for the ill-informed, disrespectful, money grubbing, rip-off, LCO.


And hear is proof of that in the above quote.......
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:38 PM
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One size does not fit all , even in aeration. Do you know why - you want to aerate?
Thatch is not and issue with fescue.

**So stop and think.

What would be the purpose of aeration?

Stillwater - show some respect, boy!!! Without a specific reason, aeration is folly, but it does make money for the ill-informed, disrespectful, money grubbing, rip-off, LCO.
Who is this guy and why does he think he knows everything. You are the person Regan talks about in your quote. It makes me laugh.

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Old 10-26-2009, 11:25 PM
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I don't know who he is, But I know what he is, he is an angry and bitter person and his posts at best are less than accurate. They should be ignored.
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:37 AM
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I think I know everything, because I believe there needs to be a reason to aerate. That offends a lot of LCOs who evidently , do it w/out a reason. I would still like to hear - Why the Father-in-Law doesn't think it needs to be done.

Here a question for this group of intellectuals - When would it be senseless to aerate? Not the time of year - but the lawn itself not needing aeration -ever.

Rather than just bashing me , prove you can use reason.

Later....
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