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AERATION WITH GOLF SHOES

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by OLD CHAPP, Sep 7, 2000.

  1. OLD CHAPP

    OLD CHAPP Guest
    Posts: 0

    WE HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH GOLF SHOES WHEN WE CUT.WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?????
     
  2. southside

    southside LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 790

    OOOOOOkkkkk???
    Would be alright if you were mowing postage stamps.

    Karl
     
  3. Turf Kutter

    Turf Kutter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 125

    If you can aerarate with golf shoes, I can aerarate with my sneakers.Sneakers can not aerarate.
     
  4. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 809

    To aerate properly, you need to actually remove a plug of dirt from the soil. This way the soil becomes less compacted and the roots have room to spread. Golf shoes in my opinion just compact the soil. Anybody correct me if I am wrong.
     
  5. greenlawncare

    greenlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 105

    They sold a product in the seventies that I remember. It was a strap on board the size of a shoe with 1 inch spikes on it. There were two straps you used to attach it to your shoes. They sold it to a bunch of morons until they were taken off the market for false advertising.

    Aeration must reduce the overall density of the ground to be useful. What you are doing with golf shoes is decreasing the desity of the area of the hole and increasing the density of the area next to the hole. The net effect is the same overall density. Except that the soil that contains grass is more dense and the soil that contains no grass has practically no density. Besides causing increased density for the plant, you are also going to be tearing roots for no reason.

    I'm sure they didn't teach you this one landscaping school.
     
  6. Toddppm

    Toddppm LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 268

    Dense? I don't know but they still sell those things, i think they are in amleanords catalog.
     
  7. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    I wear golf shoes, too! It great for the smaller properties.
     
  8. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    The new Ryan aerator says Nike on the side.
     
  9. Kevin

    Kevin LawnSite Member
    from S.E. PA
    Posts: 169

    Not a bad idea. I do a HOA common prop that some idiots believe is a range.
     
  10. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    Guys & gals,
    How do you think all those GCS's keep their courses looking so beautiful without one aerator in their equipment inventory ;) ?
     

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