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I really need help for a aeration flier. I have never put out a aeration flier before and need some examples. I did a search and came up with nothing. :( Can someone please post one here or email it to me - my email Thank you so much in advamce for your help. :) :blob3:
 

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I don't have a flier, but I do know this ISN'T the time of the year to aerate. Lawns are stressed enough right now without aerating them. Spring & Fall are best times to do and in conjunction with overeseeding as well.

If you haven't done core aerating before, I strongly suggest you read up on it, the benefits of doing it, how to do it properly, how to price it, and perhaps practice on your own lawn or a relative's before you jump into it.

just my .02
 

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Originally posted by rodfather
I don't have a flier, but I do know this ISN'T the time of the year to aerate. Lawns are stressed enough right now without aerating them. Spring & Fall are best times to do and in conjunction with overeseeding as well.

If you haven't done core aerating before, I strongly suggest you read up on it, the benefits of doing it, how to do it properly, how to price it, and perhaps practice on your own lawn or a relative's before you jump into it.

just my .02
very true. The only time that aeration should be done this year is if the lawn has a disease and it's recommended to aerate it for that particular disease. But like rodfather said read up on some info.
 

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correct

this not being the time of year to aerate.

He did say he wanted to make a flyer.

Create, print, distribute, sell.

All in time for when earating can be done


Go to your equipment supplier. Get a brochure of the aerators they sell, also what ever info gathering you find on the internet and do your own flyer in your own words.

I have several flyers, not specific to aerating. Sorry
 

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If you go to my aeration page on my website, aeration page , you'll see pretty much what I used last year for an aeration flier. I bought a brand new Ryan this year, and they gave me a profit kit (or 6) that included 50 of their brochures. Very professional, it's what I am going to use this year. You may feel free to steal from my page as much as you want. I totally made it up off the top of my head, and have no problem sharing.

If you email me with your address, I'll send you one of my aeration fliers I got from Ryan in the mail for you to peruse.

And no, it's not time to aerate, but August is not to early to start educating your customers about aeration and what it can do for their yard, especially if you are planning to send a flier with their August statement. And selling aerations for September.
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For all you guys who do aerating-
Ive got a tow behind spike aerator- not a core one. Is it OK to spike aerate this time of the year (I only do my own yard) to allow better access for water to get down to the roots? Just curious

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This does nothing but help compact the soil down tighter. Don't do it. Imagine of you are trying to comact something down, to make it fit in a container. Once it's packed down, and you can't fit anymore in, what's a logical thing to do? Slice somthing down into it to help condense the area just below the surface, and then repack the top down again. Well, the same thing happens with "slice" aerators. Other than cutting and pruning some roots, you really aren't achieving anything.
 

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Spiking is fine at anytime.

Greens and Tees are done weekly with a spiker.


LOL. Those that say that aerating of any kind or even spiking is a waste of time, realy should rethink their approach to better lawn care
 

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Originally posted by GLAN
Spiking is fine at anytime.

Greens and Tees are done weekly with a spiker.

LOL. Those that say that aerating of any kind or even spiking is a waste of time, realy should rethink their approach to better lawn care
Golf course greens and tees are not the same. Someone is dedicated to them 7 days a week with a strict fertilization and maintenance program. I said that spike aerating was a waste of time (residential lawns anyway) which I know (for a fact) that lawncare3 wants to work on. He and I have spoken many times with each other by way of AIM.

Core aerating on the other hand is extremely beneficial to any lawn provided it is done at the proper time of the year and under the correct conditions. If I thought that aerating was a waste of time, my company wouldn't be doing it 100+ times a year.
 

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Ok Rod


For you spiking is a waste, fine.

Tell me what you do in July and August when you have a dry area of the lawn? Sprinkler gets it fine. No insect or disease.

These areas have a wetability problem. It's either instruct the customer to water everyday? Spike? Core? Apply wetting agent?

Not going to debate this.

For the above condition I will Aerate it. It greens right up, end result will be deeper roots and less of a problem as the season progresses, in some instances the problem is solved long term.
 

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Originally posted by GLAN
Ok Rod

For you spiking is a waste, fine.

Tell me what you do in July and August when you have a dry area of the lawn?
I instruct the owner to water it deeply once a week (or twice) if possible. If not, I just stay off of it till Mother Nature restores it with a good shower on her own.

Running across a dry, summer-stressed lawn with a machine (IMO) to either spike or core (aerate) isn't the solution. Aerating in the Spring (with overseeding, if possible) will increase the odds in making a lawn more heat/drought resistant in the summer months.

Not a debate either...just what I have witnessed firsthand.
 

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Thank you all for your help,

Tj, I sent u a email.

I am not planning on aerating right now, butt I get my aerator @ the beginning of august and want to get the fliers out A.S.A.P. for the september aerations.

Anyone else have any input?

Thanks,
Chris
 

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I've been doing allot of aerating for the last couple years (currently about 20 a week) and I have a slightly different view.

Realizing here in the NW our soil doesn't get that hard in the summer months I aerate to open up the soil and conserve / absorb water. It works great! I profess a 7 to 10 day turn around for lawns that are going brown, due to lack of water and the heat. I advise my clients to water heavy for 2 days, then every other day for 10. After the lawn gets back to where the like it go back to normal watering, 1 in water once a week. All I've gotten is good response from clients and about 75% repeat customers the following year.
Now to your question about flier's.

I have 2 totally different flier's.

First for the Spring and Fall
Pushs the value of aeration - compact soil - getting more for your money when fertilizing - don't overseed without aeration - annual aerating is the best thing you can do for your lawn after Water, Fertilizing and regular mowing. that kind of stuff!

Second for Summer months only.
Water, Water - Don't water more. Get more out of your water!! Turn your brown grass green. That kind of stuff.

One more thing if I haven't put you to sleep yet. There's a great book you may like. Turn Hard Soil Into Cold Cash by Robin M. Pedrotti

I make more profit from my one guy out aerating all day then my 2 one man mow routes!!!!
 
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