Originally Posted by fl-landscapes
I almost always sign up another customer while doing verticutting. The compaction from mower tires is real for sure. One other sign of that compaction is the differing weeds growing in those ruts and not elswhere in the lawn because some weeds are more prevalent in compacted soil. I don't think Chris has a lot of hacked lawns with mower ruts though.
Excellent point and one I was going to make. One easy sign of compaction is dollarweed and creeping dayflower. I have a property with about 20-K of Floratam that is only 3.5 years old, but they installed pretty decent sized oaks around the entire front. Long story short, both of those weeds have been a problem for the past 3.5 years. This lawn could greatly benefit from Aeration. Think about all the yardboys who run 60" mowers on tiny lots, compaction city. Also think about lawns that have say 2-K or so of turf. Even if you run a 21" on that lawn, its so small foot traffic is going to always be a problem. Needless to say, I think there is a big need for Aeration here. I just need to get your average St. Augustine customer on board with it.