Aeration is it to late?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Acres, Nov 27, 2000.

  1. Green Acres

    Green Acres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I had a guy call the other day for aeration. I live in the midwest and was wondering if it was to late to perform this service? Thanks
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    If he's calling, go collect the money. Its not the best time for it, but it will be ok if he intends to put a winterizer down.
  3. jaclawn

    jaclawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 490

    As long as the ground is not frozen. It will take a little longer for the plugs to disapear though.
  4. TGCummings

    TGCummings LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 773

    My understanding is that it is okay to aerate right up until the first frost.

  5. Premo Services

    Premo Services LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,516

    When doing an aeration in december, wouldn`t it hurt the grass,because the root system would be exposed to freezing temps before it has had a chance to come back from the aeration?
  6. GrassMaster

    GrassMaster Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    Hello Everybody:

    I've talked to the County Agent about this several times & he says it's ok to aerate any time of the year except during frost. I think that would only be common sense not during the frost.

    If you have a County Agent, they are very helpful & can help you quite a bit in most cases. I used mine a lot & got a lot of very good advice! They have a great deal of know how, experience & all kinds of resources to help you & your company be successful! BTW that's their job!

    Sorry for the Short Post, I'll try to do better next time!

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