aerating passes

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Neil M, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. Neil M

    Neil M LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Curious as to how many passes for aerating. Is it ok to just go one pass and two passes for overseeding or should you always go two. Thanks

    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    I also do at least two passes, one perpendicular to the other when aerating and over seeding.
  3. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    It depends on the conditions. If it's already a lush green lawn & just aerating I only do one pass. If I'm overseeding as well I do two.
  4. Laner

    Laner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 345

    Depends on the lawn. If I'm overseeding after aeration I will do at least two passes.
  5. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Ohhh I get it, you guys must be using those tow behinds.
    Now I finally understand straw... :confused:
    And criss-cross aeration :laugh:

    Wow, 6+ years it took to understand that.
    But I have to admit, criss-cross aeration had me going for a bit, what a joke that was.

    One pass for me, solid axle 5hp tine-propelled walk behind.
    No straw, no criss-crossing, no more.

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