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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ACutAbovesiny, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    Currently I am only using a Dethatcher for my clean ups. The customers seem to like the quick outcome of a green lawn. The thing I dont like it that it leaves too many bare spots. Now from what Ive read it seems that aerating is better for the lawns.

    Should I aerate once a year?
    What aerator should I buy?
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,804

    I aerate twice a year on all my accounts.....I have the Ryan lawnaire V Plus with a 4.0 Honda....bought it in spring of 06...i paid it all off and still made more than what i paid for it....payup payup
  3. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,719

    I like to aerate about 3 to 4 times per year. I like to core in the spring and soild tine the other times. I like the Plugr brand[www.plugr.com].
  4. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 590

    I've heard others talk about Plugr too. Ill check them out.
  5. LawnTamer

    LawnTamer LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,988

    a plugr may not move as fast as say a Ryan or a Bluebird, but they pull great plugs and are way easier on your back, the big downside is the tines, they don't last long at all and cost 4-5 times more than the other style.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    aerate in the fall if you can, spring also for high traffic areas

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