how bout aerating, then...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    so what would happen if you aerated, then immediatly applied your first round (dimension w fert). any problem?
     
  2. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bob, you will be OK as far as crabgrass control, but you are opening up the lawn to lots of broadleaf weeds. I did it one year on a few clients, and had a problem with a lot of dandelions. It definitely is beneficial to the lawn, just as long as the client knows what to expect.
     
  3. SOMM

    SOMM LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
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    i can only assume, your dandelions would have been a problem wether you did spring aeration or not. why would there be a difference?
     
  5. launboy

    launboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
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    why would there be more broadleaf if aeration before? You got the fert down.
     
  6. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes Bob, you are right, I felt it made the problem worse though
     
  7. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How does spring aeration make broadleaf weeds worse?
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
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    i'm sure it will contribute to certain weed types. i think the benefits will out weight the drawbacks. and i'm sure a nice blanket of trimec 3 weeks after will help.
     
  9. Not so much worse, but why do we aerate?

    Because it helps the lawn. Don't you think therefore that it would help the weeds also.
     
  10. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
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    more soil to seed contact for those dandelions.
     

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