Aeration

Discussion in 'Sports Field Management' started by MarcSmith, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well the Aeration, Over seed and Fert is done. Uuhg...I need to get a new aerator.....

    did most of it myself. 3000lb of seed and 2500lb of fert....only about 1/2 was done with the tractor and Vicon....the rest was done by hand.

    I think I lost a few pounds, or I streched my belt out...:)

    Next round of fert in Late October, and then again in december...

    withthis cool weather the Fescure should start really popping...
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
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    I over seeded a yard 11 days ago..........and today I was like WOW when I went to mow it today..........I have grass everywhere. If we get a shower on it... the grass you just planted should really come on strong soon

    wayne
     
  3. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    it took ame about 7 days of a hundred pounds here, hundred there to get it done and the stuff I put down first is popping and so is my own yard....the cool temps are great....
     
  4. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just did our campus today. Ryan walk-behind... feelin' it, let me tell you!!!

    I only seeded thinner areas and some shady areas that never seem to last a season.

    It would have been nice to get a fert job in, but I'm going to time the next to be my last as the turf is solid now.

    Did I miss how many pounds of seed per square foot you use in your overseeding?
     
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    it varied from 5-8lb per 1000....

    depending on the loaction, turf thickness, and expected future traffic...

    I thinkt e fert is a necessary evil... I dont' want to put too much down and ecourage to much shoot growth Vs root growth, but with the new seed I felt I had to do it... I only did 3 fert apps last year in most areas. I am doing 4 in all areas this year. I hope to see a great improvement.

    I hope to also put in for the PGMS Awards next year. So we'll see...

    Marc
     
  6. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cool. Hope I have similar results after today's aeration!

    I'd love to catch up with you if I'm ever out that way!

    Take care.
     
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    The campus is always open. and my office has a welcome mat...

    If you are ever in the area let me know..., and that goes for anybody here....We'll almost anybody...;)
     

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