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Old 08-27-2013, 10:20 AM
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Aeration

When is the best time to aerate?
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:32 AM
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I assume you are talking about 'plug' aeration, rather than poking holes in the grass with tines...

Generally Fall is a great time for plug aeration,,, but exceptions are sometimes made, depending on your needs... What are you plugging for???
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:57 PM
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9:30-10:00 a.m. - just get it done before lunch

This year where I am I would says the ideal time would be from September 10 to October 1.
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:08 AM
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To provide penetration for the seed and fertilizer into the soil. Also what can I spray on the bottom of my lawn mowers to kill and fungus that I have cut to reduce the fungus I spread to the other lawns? I heard water and bleach?
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Old 08-28-2013, 07:56 AM
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Get your customers on a comprehensive fungus control
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:30 AM
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Aerating

I am new at this but im wondering if an aerator can serve the purpose of providing an excellent preparation for broadcast/ over-seeding.

I originally planned on power thatching the mulch up, then aerating and using an over seeding machine. The Over seeding machines here at Home Depot dont really work very feel. I am guessing the aerator, if I do cross pattern applications, will make enough legitimate wholes for the seed to burry and maintain soil contact better than the cheap worthless over seeding slit seeder.


Any thoughts here gents?
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:57 AM
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Correct. I always core aerate before i seed
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:02 AM
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If you power rake and remove the spoils, then double aerate, I think you could drop the seed and skip the slit-seed machine. Power rake and slit seed machines are pretty similar. Topdressing over your seed will improve results dramatically. Insist on daily watering at a minimum. 2-3 short sets every day would be better. Buy good seed. Good luck.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:16 AM
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3" holes every 4" across the ground doesn't make a good seed bed for grass... roughing up the surface for the seed is what a seeder does...
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:44 AM
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3" holes every 4" across the ground doesn't make a good seed bed for grass... roughing up the surface for the seed is what a seeder does...

Well where can I get good seed.
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