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Solution to your drought problems!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by J Hisch, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 952

    We have had a great year for mowing here in Evansville, IN lawns look great plenty of water, but for everyone who is hurting due to drought you need to start pushing Lawn Areation hard and not just to your own customers. You would be amazed how much you can trun doing lawn areations.
  2. burns60

    burns60 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 291

    And what do I tell them the reason is that their lawn should be aereated? Is this good for the grass? What it really needs is water, isn't it? Is this aereation done in anticipation of rain?

    I mean these as legitimate questions now, because I would really like to know, having suffered through quite a drought here this Summer. We have gotten just enough rain the past 3 weeks to get us going again, but lost some grass for good that rain( or aereation) just can't bring back.

    CHEVYCRAIG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Just enjoy drinking beer and the time off!
  4. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    you must be part time, with a full time job on the side. ;)

    CHEVYCRAIG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    YEP! Startinn to get burnt

    CHEVYCRAIG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    Still at my side job,Started at 11:00 this morning get done at 3:00 guss what I'm dooing tomorrow?
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Unfortunately though, during drought conditions, that is the worst time to aerate. One, the ground is going to be too hard for the aerator to penetrate, and two, without water, the turf cannot heal itself after the aerating process has been completed.

    I think what you are trying to say is sell the idea of aerating beforehand in case of a possible drought?
  8. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 875

    The original post was seeking a professional reply.

    :hammerhead: for a lame response like the one you posted. :hammerhead:
  9. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Posts: 7,879

    Aerating does no good in a drought. Around here the ground is rock hard during dry weather anyway. You could go around in the middle of the night with a huge cannister of water and spray your customers lawns. I have thought of doing that:)
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    It hasnt been wet enough here in 2 years to aerate, if something doesnt change in a few weeks Im going to miss a 2nd year of aerations


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