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aeration question

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by mcwlandscaping, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    Probably a stupid question but is aeration and dethatching just fall/end of the season services or can/should they be done in spring too? Thanks

  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    Aeration dosen't hurt to do in the spring and also in the fall. Dethatching is more common to be done in the spring in these parts.:waving:
  3. Flex-Deck

    Flex-Deck LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,845

    I just follow what the high class golf courses do, and they all seem to areate in the fall - early oct. - and the reason they give me is that 1. Nutrients get down better, and 2. the frost - freeze thaw allows the turf to expand and remain uncompacted.
  4. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    To go along with my original question, when you do core aerate, do you have to clean up all the plugs you pulled or do you just leave them on the surface of lawn? Reason im asking because one of my mowing clients had her lawn aerated two years back and they left the plugs on the lawn an it left a big of a mess. Thanks
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Never remove the plugs for any reason. Your mower will break them up after a few mowings and the material (top soil) will be absorbed back into the ground.

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