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Aerating heavy thatch


LawnSite Member
Clarkston, MI
I just bought a billy goat aerator. I had rented in the past and used a Ryan. Both seemed to have trouble plugging holes where it was needed most in the heavy thatch. Does anyone else have this problem? Anybody have any tips on how to correct this?

Teff's Lawn & Snow

LawnSite Member
We have had good luck in heavy thatch when the ground is good and wet. Try doing a few of these yards after a good rain. Other wise you might have to dethatch first and then aerate.
Good Luck