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aeration

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by GroundUp, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. GroundUp

    GroundUp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Ok... this is gonna sound stupid. But what is aeration? what does it do? is it worth doing? what kind of equipment do i need? and how can i practice before i actually offer it as a service?
     
  2. yrdandgardenhandyman

    yrdandgardenhandyman LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 953


    Use the search feature with "aeration" as the key word. Lots of discussion.
     
  3. GroundUp

    GroundUp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I have used the search feature... actually it has been my bible for the past couple weeks. but im not sure "exactly" what aeration is. I got an idea. but i want to know "exactly" thanks alot :)
     
  4. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    A plug is pushed into the ground about 2-3" The plug is about an inch round with the core of it open , about 3/4 inch. When the plug is pulled back out of the ground it will pull the soil that is inside the plug with it and remove it from the ground leaving a little hole which will allow air and water down to the roots as well as loosen up the remaining soil.
     
  5. GroundUp

    GroundUp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    hey thanks alot. What is the kind of equipment ill need to do this? That sounds entirely too simple. So i still must not be getting something here....
     
  6. instyle

    instyle LawnSite Senior Member
    from Canada
    Messages: 380

    You need an aerator. There are many types, just do a search on one of our sponsors sites. They are fairy expencive.
     
  7. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

  8. Willofalltrades

    Willofalltrades LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,000

    also, you could rent an aertor from a place like Home Depot.
     

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