Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-09-2000, 08:42 PM
landscaper3 landscaper3 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Southern, Maine
Posts: 1,354
Aerating lawns do you leave the plugs on the ground or do you clean them up?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-09-2000, 08:44 PM
bob's Avatar
bob bob is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: DE
Posts: 4,237
Leave them there. If I had to pick them up, I wouldn't aerate in the first place!
__________________
Bob

If you choked a Smurf, what color would it turn?

I'd give my right hand , if I could be ambidextrous!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-09-2000, 09:00 PM
BUSHMASTER BUSHMASTER is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Columbus Ga
Posts: 519
if your customers complain you can
1. charge more for picking them up.
2. drag a peice of chain link fence over the lawn to break them up.
either way you make more CHEEZE "I LIKE CHEEZE "
JUST LIKE BURGER KING WITH A TWIST SPECIAL ORDERS DO COST MORE..
__________________
" DO UNTO OTHER AS U WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU!"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-09-2000, 09:42 PM
landscaper3 landscaper3 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Southern, Maine
Posts: 1,354
This areator goes on the front of my Walker mower by mainline of america. as far as picking up the plugs ill use my other Walker to suck em and bag em. Boy I love those Walker mowers all those impliments and attachments.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-09-2000, 11:10 PM
Currier Currier is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Fruita, colorado
Posts: 554
One problem you may have is the plugs plugging up your walker. You may want to wait until the plugs are dry...or better yet educate the homeowner on the benefits of leaving the plugs on the lawn.
If you get lots of deep plugs you may find that the awesome suction power of the walker causes the deck and intake chute to plug with mud. It can really make a huge mess. Better to let them gradually break down and each time you mow they become less and less of an issue.
I almost ordered the millcreek aerator but my machine is older and I wasn't sure if pushing the aerator would stress the hydros. It looks like a decent set up hope it works great! Let us know...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-09-2000, 11:11 PM
landscaper3 landscaper3 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Southern, Maine
Posts: 1,354
Thanks on the walker info.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-09-2000, 11:17 PM
BUSHMASTER BUSHMASTER is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Columbus Ga
Posts: 519
thats right and consider what all those tiny peices of sand doing to that expensive blower wheel...$$$$somtimes it good to have a detcated machine in the long run theres less maintence
__________________
" DO UNTO OTHER AS U WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU!"
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-10-2000, 03:37 AM
65hoss's Avatar
65hoss 65hoss is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 6,360
I leave them there. Top soil is a precious commodity.

Eric
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-10-2000, 07:06 AM
excel25's Avatar
excel25 excel25 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: upstate SC
Posts: 393
I drag chain link fence over them to brake them up, also when overseeding helps to get seed down to the soil.I add the time it takes my to pull the fence to my price, looks better when done.
__________________
Dennis
planet compact


Phil. 4:6-7
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-10-2000, 07:17 AM
jeffyr's Avatar
jeffyr jeffyr is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 876
I leave them to break up. I include a brief letter stating what I did and how the customer should then water. It also explains the benefits of leaving the cores, and nobody has complained. Although I tell them to sprinkle with a light mist twice daily, I saw one of them shoting a stream of water to the ground. They said they were breaking up the cores. Looked to me like they were washing away their seed !

jeffyr
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:07 AM.

Page generated in 0.09207 seconds with 7 queries