Aerating How Tos?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by air8, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. air8

    air8 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I AM GOING TO START AERATING THIS YEAR, DOES ANYONE HAVE SOME HELPFUL HINTS TO TELL ME HOW TO PROPERLY APPLY THIS PROCEDURE.
    THANKS
    AARON


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  2. cklands

    cklands LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Posts: 360

    First unlock your caps button. Second watch out for the sprinker heads
     
  3. air8

    air8 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    go figure>?
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    mark the sprinkler heads before you aerate
     
  5. Mid Rivers

    Mid Rivers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 209

    Go fast across concrete driveways and sidewalks (makes a neat sound and sparks).
     
  6. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Posts: 1,647

    Get to know how it stops, fast.
     
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    Careful on the turns.......
     
  8. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 706

    First word of advice is to practice on several yards first. Do your friends, your own, your families. You WILL tear up turf while you are learning -- better on yards you are doing for free then yards you are getting paid to do.

    Second -- charge the right amount for it. Atleast $10/k. I live in KC also and you can get that price all day long. Some will turn you down -- but in the long run you will make more money this way.
     
  9. Clean Cut Lawns

    Clean Cut Lawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 132

    Pretty easy after the first lawn.
    Don't try to make tight turns lift it on the wheels for all turn around's. Gradual turns are ok you'll get the hang of it real quick.

    Pick long lines vs. short one but always up and down hills never across the lower side we'll be nice and deep but the upper side will be only about 1/2" if that.
    add water to the drub for extra weight to get nice and deep. try for 3" if your lucky.

    If at all possible water lawn good before doing it i try to get on it after a good rain that why you'll get nice deep cores. also try to get 9 holes per sq. ft.
    hope that helps.
    PM if any further questions.
     
  10. Navig8r

    Navig8r LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 477

    Clean Cut,

    Howdy neighbor :waving:
    (Im in Dutchess County)

    Welcome to Lawnsite!
     

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