Rain, rain, rain...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nitro121, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
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    here in Va. Is it to late to aerate, seed and fertilize if the ground softens up?? I've been turning people down. I'm new to this and don't know if it's too late in the season.

    v/r
    Gary
     
  2. Guzman Properties

    Guzman Properties LawnSite Senior Member
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    The softer the better, it's when it's muddy it's no good.
     
  3. fergman

    fergman LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
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    no of course not
     
  4. Skeelow

    Skeelow LawnSite Member
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    yeah its coming down here in Southeast.Va!!!! can't remember the last time its rained this hard.
     
  5. nitro121

    nitro121 LawnSite Senior Member
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    offering aeration, overseeding, and fert. I thought it may be too cold to put down seed and fert. So when is it too late in the season to do that stuff?

    Yeah, I'm between richmond and DC. I had about 10 aerations lined up...bought the equipment...couldn't do anything with it. I thought it might be too late because customers where asking for aeration a month ago and I told them it was too early. ???

    Gary
     
  6. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
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    There are already leaves and pine tags on the ground here. I have some yards to aerate and seed, but I think it's too late to seed because of the leaves and pine tags. The ground should be soft with todays rain. You should still be able to aerate and put down fertilizer. If the yards you are doing do not have alot of leaves to fall on new grass, you could probably seed also.
     
  7. WJW Lawn

    WJW Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Man Im just happy to see rain!
     
  8. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
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    Finally- Roanoke gets rain
     
  9. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    There is likely some state university stuff on the web if you do a search for your state's extension service. I'm guessing you're at the last part of the window.
     
  10. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
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    We are expecting a warmer than normal winter. The seed may be able to get up in time, unless theres too many leaves falling . The aeration is designed to reduce the compaction of the soil, and if you waste a $100 worth of seed, let the customer decide how important the $100 is. I'd go for it.
     

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