Who has not started Aeration and why?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Turfco Tim, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. Turfco Tim

    Turfco Tim LawnSite Member
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    Is the weather, dry or wet, affecting your plans to start aerating?

    I have been getting feedback that the weather is delaying aeration in some areas.

    Just want to confirm.
     
  2. Gators_Aerator

    Gators_Aerator LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I am finding that it is too dry. We have not had any significant ran in weeks. The lawns here in Central Ohio are hard in my opinion. Rain is coming, but I do not know how much good it will do, since the ground needs a nice slow rain.
     
  3. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,332

    Problem A: waiting on tines for my aerator, which is in pieces in my garage. Also need a couple new bearings.
    Problem B: above mentioned aerator hasn't ran in about 6 months, def. needs the carb cleaned and adjusted.
    Problem C: too dry
     
  4. lx665

    lx665 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    I started last week. It's very dry here. I use a Seedavtor and it breaks up the dry ground with no problems.

    John
     
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
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    We have done some athletic feilds with irrigation. Waiting on the residentials & praying for rain. .5" of rain in the last 5 weeks here!
     
  6. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
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    too dry, not so much for plugging but nervous about throwing out the fert w/ not have had rain going on 2.5 months
     
  7. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
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    too dry for plugs here.
     
  8. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,178

    To dry and to early, I'll wait until the end of Sept. more than likely
     
  9. ccondie

    ccondie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 127

    Its been to dry here in Kansas City so far to start. But were supposed to get 2 - 3 days of rain next week so that should get us started.
     
  10. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,925

    Aerate from march till mid november here regardless. Nearly all turf is irrigated so no need for rain. I do find hard spots around trees but hit those several times durring the course of aeration. I find it hard to believe that there are so many areas with no or little irrigation throughout the states. It is a must here unless you just dont care, in that case no need to aerate.
     

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