Pre-emergent and disturbing it

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by jws3, Apr 7, 2001.

  1. jws3

    jws3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I have been doing my pre-emergent applications with Team. I have some customers that have now decided they either want their lawns rolled and or aerated. The aeration I won't do because of the soil disturbence, but what about the rolling?When I mean rolling I'm talking a small asphalt roller. I don't want to get into the compaction issue as I have been doing this many years with excellent results(With fall aeration). SO, if the soil surface is not being broken or penetrated, will the rolling end my pre-emergent control. Thanks in advance
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,411

    Do the aeration, then charge em for another preemergent app in anothewr month.
  3. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    Rolling will not disturb the pre-em already established. Also core aerating will not destroy the barrier - it is basically just a redistribution of the pre-em chemical. See this old thread for more detail.
  4. jws3

    jws3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Thank you Jim, a perfect answer to my question!!

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