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Need a little advice

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by printer88, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. printer88

    printer88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    I normally just do landscaping (mulching, new beds, planting etc...).
    But I have had a few people ask me if I could aerate their lawns. I checked on renting an aerator and I can rent one for $75.00 for the entire weekend. My question is can I just aerate, then overseed with a broadcast spreader, and follow it up with a good fertilizer? Does this sound acceptable. Also how many 1/2 acre lawns might I be able to do in two days working alone? One more thing, is overseeding a must, and what type of seed?
    Thanks for any help you can offer.
    God Bless.
  2. CAG

    CAG LawnSite Senior Member
    from ct
    Messages: 344

    If your doing a couple half acre lawns you could get them done in under a half day. Then seed / fert, but no you don't have to seed or fert.
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    The answer is yes, but your response might be something like...

    Sure we aerate but I would recommend we have a soil analysis performed on your lawn. This will enable the lawn to take full advantage of the aeration. We can follow the aeration with lime to correct the ph and promote an even healthier lawn.

    Atleast something along that line.
  4. printer88

    printer88 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Thanks for the help guys. I think I'll talk it over with them and see what they realy want to pay for. God Bless

    BRAD'S LAWN CARE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    Also over seed in the fall. That way you have work year around.

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