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I Can See Ground Again!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chris Wagner, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Just got back from Las Vegas for a conference in another business venture. To my delight, most of the snow has melted... the temperature actually rose above freezing!

    So, now I'm itching to get out and do some work. Looks like we have a fair amount of repairs due to snow blades hitting the corners of the turf... plus the traffic on these corners when the ground is spongy doesn't help either.

    Trees were all trimmed about a month ago... over 100 of them. Just got finished ordering some new filters for equipment.

    What are you doing now and when do you first start cleanups, aeration, overseeding?

    I'd hate to start too soon (especially with overseeding) to only have a snowfall or frigid temperatures.

    Also, most seed (KBG, Rye) seems to grow best with temps 50-60. If I plan to overseed when I aerate, I guess I need to wait until temps get there? Any benefits to just doing an aeration in a few weeks, then doing another when temps rise and overseeding?

    Tired of being couped up...
  2. dkeisala

    dkeisala LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    We are getting everything sharpened, cleaned and tuned this week. Start our mowing season next week and filling in the time with spring clean-ups, pruning, etc.
  3. coonman

    coonman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    Did a cleanup today. Should start some mowing within two weeks here.

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