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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by natuworks, Sep 5, 2006.
Hi guys!!! We supose aerating every season? Customers ask about that...
Thanks a lot!
The primary function of core aerating is to relieve compaction in the soil. It also allows air deeper in the soil and helps with retaining rainfall.
That being the case; no. Unless it is a heavily traveled area or there are excessive amounts of thatch, core aeration is usually only necessary every two-three years.
1: It doesn't hurt, only helps
2: When overseeding, it allows more soil contact
3: Customers think it's always necessary so they pay for it
If they dont mind paying for it, do it 1 or 2 times a year. Some of my customers I have been doing for 2 years now. Some, I overseed in the fall and aerate/fert. in the spring or vice versa. Like said, it can only help the yard and it pays well
Thank you guys!!!!
Do it every fall and make the big !!!!! Plus the best time to do it.
We have very hard clay around here. I recommend to my customers to aerate spring AND fall but for sure at least once per year, and overseed every fall. Been doing that to my own lawn and it is now very thick and lush. And I never have to water it anymore. (also cut it long during the summer)
Is it better to aerate when the soil is damp or dry? Im new to this area of east Tenn. back in Illinois it was all together a differant story on growning grass. I have seen some very nice looking grass here. Thanks for any help you guys can give.
Damp/moist, not too wet or too dry. Too dry, no penetration. Too wet, you make a damn mess of the turf.
exactly, cha-ching I say
Thanks for the advise Rodfather you have a great week!