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Anyone else core aerating this early?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Toro 455, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    My fall core aerating is done! We got a little wisp of rain from Hurricane Isac, then the storms moved thru Saturday. I went out and aerated like crazy between the two. I got some good 2" cores.
    Now with the rain from the storms on top of the aeration & fertilizer I'll finally get to mow some grass!
    This is the eariest I've ever done fall core aeration. Anyone else aerating this early?
     
  2. BPS##

    BPS## LawnSite Senior Member
    from WY
    Messages: 828

    I've always thought you could aerate any time of the season as long as the ground was soft enough to pull a plug.
     
  3. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 238

    That's true. I've heard of places core aerating 5 times a year. I was talking about the more typical fall treatment of aerate-fall fert-broadleaf control. Preparing the lawn for winter.
     
  4. fireman gus

    fireman gus LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 517

    We start ours this month.
     
  5. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,530

    I been spiking since we got the 4'' from the hurricane.
    Soon I'll start plugging. Myself I rather plug when I know I'm done mowing for the year.Then I put last treatment down with the plugs.
    Most of the time I start in Nov.
     
  6. branchoutshrub

    branchoutshrub LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Been going strong in WI and MN.
     
  7. adam.neusbaum

    adam.neusbaum LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 639

    Yes since the end of June. Believe it or not some of my callers here in Central Florida are concerned that it's nearly too late to aerate this year. I don't know where they get their info from sometimes?
     
  8. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    Signs went up yesterday, doing estimates ,been so dry here the ground was like cement.
     
  9. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,136

    Aerating in dry and hot conditions is not ideal. The only aerating I have done so far is on the lawns I am slice seeding. My main batch will wait until we get some rainfall and the weather consistently cools off. Generally lends itself to being around Oct 1.
     

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