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Good time to do aeration?

Snapper Pro

LawnSite Member
Location
Tabor City NC
Guys I have a newly started centipede lawn that's not fully established.Should i aerate it this spring or is the fall a better time after it is pretty much established this year?
 

Deltacare LLC

LawnSite Member
Location
Ellisville, MO
Warm season turf (ie Centipede) should be aerated in the growing season or just prior to. Aerating in the fall is OK, but will not have any benefit. May actually harm the grasses ability to protect itself through a cold winter depending on exact conditions. If you are seeding Centipede you should do that early Spring once the grass has greened up.
 

New2TheGreenIndustry

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
GA
Warm season turf (ie Centipede) should be aerated in the growing season or just prior to. Aerating in the fall is OK, but will not have any benefit. May actually harm the grasses ability to protect itself through a cold winter depending on exact conditions. If you are seeding Centipede you should do that early Spring once the grass has greened up.
Warm season turf is in full swing at 80-95 degrees, and cool season turf between 60-75. You will want to aerate when the grass is actively growing.
 
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