aeration????

launboy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
indiana
ok people say do it in the fall and not in the spring. some say do it in the fall as well as the spring. up here in northwest indiana we usually do it in the spring as well as the fall. i want to know why not to do it the spring. to me after being under multiple inches of snow it would be good to aerate the lawn right when it comes out of being dormant. whats good/bad about spring.
i would like to here from everyone especially all the northern indiana folks.. thanks
 

Lawn-Scapes

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
Maryland
Spring is a good time to do it... so is the fall. If you can sell both.. great!

Try and make sure it is done just before a pre-emergent is applied.
 

mtdman

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
A2, Michigan
Originally posted by Lawn-Scapes
Spring is a good time to do it... so is the fall. If you can sell both.. great!

Try and make sure it is done just before a pre-emergent is applied.

Bingo!

:D
 

mtdman

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
A2, Michigan
Actually, although I am no weed control expert, there has been lots posted here on aeration not breaking the pre-em barrier. It's somewhat of a matter of opinion.
 

Doster's L & L

LawnSite Senior Member
Originally posted by Lawn-Scapes
Why would you do it after a pre-m has been applied.. breaking the barrier?

EXACTLY!!! Well put, lawnscapes!
 

bastalker

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Connecticut
Originally posted by mtdman
Actually, although I am no weed control expert, there has been lots posted here on aeration not breaking the pre-em barrier. It's somewhat of a matter of opinion.

IMO I really dont think it matters.....If you pre em before, it just simply pushes the pre em into the cores. If you do it after, it will just fall into the cores.....

Personally, I would pre-em afterwards....
 

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