Aerating / clay

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by dmegan, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. dmegan

    dmegan LawnSite Member
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    iput a pool in a few years back and for grading reasons the landscaper could only bring in a small amout of topsoil over a clay base.

    The lawn is ok but very patchy. Question is I have see nthis product online, "aerify" which chemically breaks down clay soil. Any comments on this or similar chemical products. Another is Lazyman I think......
  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
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    You can still plug it!! then put in some more seed:)
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    I have been testing this product for about 4 months..not much change in the clay yet.
  4. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not to say it does not work...just that it has not worked where I can notice it yet.
  5. stryper

    stryper LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Posts: 132

    I would say that's a pretty fair test...
    ...after that amount of time, I would go with "Snake Oil" on this product and move on.

    But that's just me.:drinkup:
  6. dmegan

    dmegan LawnSite Member
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    if I have patchhy spots, yet the ground is pretty hard, would you slice seed or aerate? or both?
  7. dmegan

    dmegan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Any truth to the addition of gypsum or is this a snake oil scamas well....I think whatineed is just to loosen up the clay so the roots can grow better

  8. blaze347

    blaze347 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 101

    Do what dcondon suggested, and before you seed, "scratch" the ground slighty if there is not a lot of area to cover. I would also wait until fall to reseed...there are several reasons why, look at some previous posts regarding seeding.

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