Aeration in northeast?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by lawn crafters, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. lawn crafters

    lawn crafters LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 440

    with all this crazy weather when are you guys aerating this year. i originally planned to do it on sept 10-15 but i dont know if i should wait till sept 26-30. what do you guys think?
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,800

    We started last week, did a few today.
  3. kirk1701

    kirk1701 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,981

    With the weather this year ;)

    I had planned to have mine done first of Oct as I am in the south and stays warmer longer. However last two nights have been lows in the 50's and high's yesterday and today in the 70's.

    So, thinking about moving mine up to mid sept.
  4. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Anytime after the hard heat of summer is over. Even if you get a hot day now and again it will not bother. Also you can aerate right up to hard freeze if you want to. It will work best if you get some water on it so the ground is soft before you start. but not muddy just damp as you want to tear the ground a little not just mush the tines through it.
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,407

    We start our fall aeration run labor day. Buying a new 3 point hitch unit tomorrow, got a new walk behind in april. 2009 aerator upgrades complete, ready to rock n roll!
  6. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Messages: 503

    depends on the customer...Are you just aerating, all spraying for crab? poa?
  7. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,120

    We aerate, seed and compost top dress at the same time & we are starting now.

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