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aeration (fall AND spring)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mac43rn, Jan 25, 2002.

  1. mac43rn

    mac43rn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    I live in southern indiana have a little over 1/2 acre lawn. I aerated and overseed in the fall. Lawn looks great. Soil does have a lot of clay. Would you guys recommend aerate in the spring as well?

  2. Scott Baum

    Scott Baum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have been working at a golf course for the last four years, and we aerate the entire course once. That is done in the fall, but I belive that if we had time we would also consider doing in the spring. Just not enough time ounce the grass starts growing. :D
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    If you aerated and seeded in the fall, your fescue may not have a good enough root system to handle another aerating this soon.
  4. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870

    3 factors:

    Current condition
    Potential improvement
    Expected results

    Generally speaking, fall aeration benefits northern grasses somewhat more than spring aeration.

    Unless you're striving for perfection at any cost, an annual fall aeration would be adequate.

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