power raking following with aeration

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by alpine692003, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    Hey guys,

    Do you think its too much stress on the lawn? I put down moss control with fertilizer, wait a few days and then power rake all the dead moss and thatch up.. I will then clean up the dead matters, follow with aeration grass seed and fertilizer..

    I was wondering if power raking and aeration right after one the other is stressful on the lawn or is that okay?

  2. danslawncare

    danslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 103

    I do it all the time. And i use a utility tractor. These lawns are 10-15k square feet though.
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    If I power rake its usually in the fall when I reseed. At that time of year, I couldn't care less due to the fact that I have sewn a lot of seed as well.
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    the biggest thing you should be concern with is dethatching puts the lawn under stress for approx 20-30 days.

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