leave plugs on the ground???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CelticGreens, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. CelticGreens

    CelticGreens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    i am completely new to the aerating process but would like to educate myself entirely. i was told in a previous post that after you create the holes and the plugs are all over the ground, you just leave them there. i thought you were supposed to rake them up of something. so you just leave them there and let them melt back into the soil? doens't that make the yard look hanous??? how long before the disappear? what are your guys' rates for aerating? charge by square foot or no?
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I usually just leave them. Don't worry, they usally disappear in less than 2 weeks time.

    Some recommend to break them up with a garden rate
  3. lampeslawnservice

    lampeslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Leave them there or if you want run over them with your mower. That will break them up.
  4. David Grass

    David Grass LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    yes, especially if oveseeding, you get better germination, as the seed loves to germinate where the holes are, and also will gather into all those little crevices of the cores. A month with good rains and WOW, it looks GREAT.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Aerating is one of the best, premium service money makers.
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Messages: 10,178

    it is also the cure to so many lawn problems

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