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Aeration Timing

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by rwsawal04, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. rwsawal04

    rwsawal04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    I'm just starting my business, when is the best time of the year to aerate? I'm thinking the first part of year around march or april.
  2. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    Fall is best March /April your just asking for crabgrass :nono:
    I usually start labor day weather permitting and go until mid Nov.
  3. rwsawal04

    rwsawal04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    Thanks bob for your help.
  4. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 721

    I've never had anyone want it in the Spring.. I start at the end of August until middle of Oct.
  5. lukemelo216

    lukemelo216 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ...
    Posts: 1,267

    ya the roots are growing the most during fall so thats generally the best time to do it. I prefer to dethatch during the spring.
  6. rwsawal04

    rwsawal04 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 144

    Thanks lukemelo216
  7. Hanau

    Hanau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,576

    If you sell crabgrass treatment as well as aeration. $$$$$$ :cool2:

  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 25,148

    In my opinion , right before the start of the fall growing season wich is late aug around here.
  9. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,247

    Fall is superior, we have clients that insist that spring aeration is what they want so we now do a spring aeration run as well.
  10. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Posts: 503

    I do them in the spring. Why since I can deal with crabgrass way easier then deal with POA issues around me.

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