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Old 10-24-2009, 03:34 AM
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Aerate Fescue?

I've got bermuda grass & I'm going to rent a core aerator next week to do my lawn.
My girl friend grandpa house has fescue grass & I was plaining on aerate it for him, since the time well be paid for already & it kinda needs it. I talked to my girl friend step dad to see if wanted to use it(he has fescue), he's worked for the school district for over 30 years & he's done every kind of work including landscape work, he doesn't recommend aerating fescue grass.
Whats your opinion on aerating fescue grass?
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:19 AM
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Fescue responds well to aeration, Gramps probibly doesen't want to do it becouse of the labor involved
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:38 AM
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All my yards are fescue and I aerate them once a year.
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Old 10-24-2009, 08:56 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.
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:36 AM
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aerating Fescue

Any lawn can benefit from aeration, it doesnt matter what type of turf it is!
if nothing else it will loosen up all the compacted soil enabling air and water to reach the roots of the established turf!

Fescue lawns should be aerated 1 time per year during the Fall months.
if you can't get it done during the Fall, you can also do it in the Early Spring.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:06 AM
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Any lawn can benefit from aeration, it doesnt matter what type of turf it is!
if nothing else it will loosen up all the compacted soil enabling air and water to reach the roots of the established turf!

Fescue lawns should be aerated 1 time per year during the Fall months.
if you can't get it done during the Fall, you can also do it in the Early Spring.
I second that! Your not aerating the turf, your aerating the soil to alleviate compaction and allow better air, water flow to the root zone to grow a more healthy root structure.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:11 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.



Thats not even close to being true.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:46 AM
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Thanks for the great insite. I mow his lawn every two weeks & it's most cutting that the lawn has ever had in couple years.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:50 AM
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I've got bermuda grass & I'm going to rent a core aerator next week to do my lawn.
My girl friend grandpa house has fescue grass & I was plaining on aerate it for him, since the time well be paid for already & it kinda needs it. I talked to my girl friend step dad to see if wanted to use it(he has fescue), he's worked for the school district for over 30 years & he's done every kind of work including landscape work, he doesn't recommend aerating fescue grass.
Whats your opinion on aerating fescue grass?
Here in NC, we have a lot of fescue lawns. We aerate them every year. Every company does around here. Just seed it after you aerate it. I've always had good results. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:11 AM
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Our lawns are a mix of KY blue and fescue with some perennial rye. Most get aerated once a season. Its a pretty popular service offering though the work can be a little tiring.
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