Aerating newer sod??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Krimick, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Krimick

    Krimick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I was wondering if I could get a couple of opinions on this.

    I have an aerating job tomorrow and part of the lawn (10,000 sq ft) was just laid last fall, and was cut once last year. Would it be advisable, or even necessary to aerate that area?

    Another area of the same size was laid last July-August and was cut 5-7 times before the end of the year.

    What do you guys think?
  2. Outback Designz

    Outback Designz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 89

    It is the ground that might be compacted. That is what might need the aeration. Be careful on newer sod. If is has not taken hold it will be pulled up by the tines of aerator.
  3. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    I agree. Make sure the sod has taken fairly well. It shouldn't be loose at all.

    I've found it's a good practice to aerate sod to ensure the root structure continues to find its way deeper into the soil.

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