Spring Aeration

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gman75, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. gman75

    gman75 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 24

    When do you guys start your spring aeration? How long into the season do you do them?

    Any help appreciated.
     
  2. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I usually will keep aerating until it gets real hot, I know last year I had to stop the 2nd week in June.
     
  3. GTC1187

    GTC1187 LawnSite Member
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    I would say anytime is a good time to do an aeration, regardless if it's spring or not. Just be sure to get them to schedule another one in 6 months. :)
     
  4. gman75

    gman75 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 24

    Thnx guys.
     
  5. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Until I get busy with mowing. Not worth forfeiting mowing accounts for aerations. I may hire a helper this year but workman's comp, payroll hassles and increased insurance rates may squelch this plan.
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  6. gman75

    gman75 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 24

    As of now, i plan on just getting what i can get regarding aeration. I hit em' hard in the fall and did real good. To me, it just seems that more people in my area look for it in the fall. Hopefully i'll catch a few of the ones who didn't want it then.
     
  7. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    interesting, because i've found the exact opposite in IL, nobody thinks about their lawn in the fall, (ironic because the best time to renovate cool season grass is in the fall :confused: ), during the spring, i get a ton of dethatching calls, as well as aeration.
     
  8. silverwoolley

    silverwoolley LawnSite Member
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    I would offer aeration any time. I don't think it ever hurts to aerate a lawn. I don't usually up-sell it because I would have to go rent a machine but If im going to profit then I do the job whenever they request it.
     
  9. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    Around here the words "spring" and "aeration" do NOT go together.

    Dethatch in the spring, aerate in the fall.
     
  10. gman75

    gman75 LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 24

    I'm not going to up-sell it either, it will just be listed as one of my services. If a customer wants it, I'll do it. I agree that aeration will never completely hurt a lawn but it just doesn't make sense to do it in the heat of the summer when the yard has been baken at 90 degrees for a long time. To a certain extent irigation will help but i'd rather do it in the fall or early spring.
     

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