Aerating Fescue Lawn in May (North Carolina)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stephen424, May 16, 2010.

  1. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 730

    I've read that it's good to aerate heavy compacted clay soils twice a year..once in the fall (with seed + fert) and once this time of year (no seed of course).

    Anyone aerate this time of year, fescue?
  2. tedblackwood

    tedblackwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    We did our clients in late February here in Asheville. We'll start another round late August/ early September. I like to lime with aeration since lime does not travel through the soil well.

    Of course, I try to push Aeration, Lime, Seed, and fertilizer all at once esp. in the Fall.

    We rent the machine...about a hundred bucks a day and charge a little more than double the mowing price.
  3. tedblackwood

    tedblackwood LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I should also mention that it's getting too hot in NC atm to aerate.

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