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core aerating plugs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jeff_0, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. jeff_0

    jeff_0 LawnSite Senior Member
    from md
    Posts: 401

    Do you guys leave them on the yard or rake them up... i know it doesn't take long to go back in the soil but was wondering what everyone else does with them.
  2. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,502

    I usually leave them ontop of the lawn ..

    It's better for the grass..
  3. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    The whole point is to leave them there to break up. It helps to get the good microbes in the soil to the top, it helps to break up the thatch layer. It takes very little time for the plugs to break down and wash into the yard.
  4. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 4,771

    I leave mine where they lay. If the customers complain, I just explain the benefits and that's that.
  5. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 821

    I leave them. If a customer says anything, ask them " why would you want me to remove perfectly good soil from your lawn"?
  6. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,266

    I have never collected aeration plugs and never under any circumstances would.

    Well, maybe I would given enough money.
  7. we never rakes up pugs ..do sometimes power rake them up for a fee.
  8. GarPA

    GarPA LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,585

    we leave them...always
    removing them is like removing the top soil. They're gone within 2 weeks or so
  9. PaulJ

    PaulJ LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I think Golf course greens are the only place you would want to collect them.
  10. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    I've heard of some people screening them so they brake up faster.

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