Is it ok to aerate right now?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by flyerman, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. flyerman

    flyerman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Is it okay to aerate the lawn right now? Will I do more harm or should I wait to the fall?
  2. wski4fun

    wski4fun LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 323

    Just don't hit the irrigation lines or heads and you should be fine. Although the fall is the best time to do it atleast up here in the NorthEast.
  3. 2 clowns mowing

    2 clowns mowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 566

    i roll in spring and aerate in fall but you can do it in the spring if your adding fertilizer. rolling makes the ride smoother :usflag:
  4. upidstay

    upidstay LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,372

    You can aerate anytime you want. I wouldn't do it when the lawn is under stress, like during a drought, but otherwise any time is ok.
  5. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 390

    We aerate spring and fall due to heavily clayes soils in our area. roots are super saturated with water now being end of winter early spring so i assume long island is also as you are near my temperate zone, so aerating helps the ground dry out much faster also, if you want to use 3 lbs per 1000 sq feet of seed , now is great time to overseed too after aerating. make sure you havent applied a crabgrass pre-emergent tho

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