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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Sweet Tater, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,123

    I know this has been discussed alot lately, however no one has answered the questoned I have. I am in north Mississippi and the red clay ground here is so hard a pick will bounce. How would you areate this hard of ground?
    Thanks guys.
  2. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    It would have to be moist soil, in any type of soil, for a "core type" aerator to work. If it's as hard as concrete and there's no means of irrigation, and no RAIN on the horizion, you are pretty much out of luck.

    On a side note.. take a look at the aeravator machines. they attach to grasshopper mowers and they also have 'stand-alone" tow behind units. They claim that hard ground is actually better for those machines than wet. http://www.1stproducts.com/2007/index.php?content=aeravator
  3. Sweet Tater

    Sweet Tater LawnSite Silver Member
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