sod and aeration

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gunputt, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. gunputt

    gunputt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    Should sod that was laid in October be aerated in the spring or left alone.
    This is a lawn in Nebraska, where this year anyway winter didnt show up until February.
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    IMHO I would wait till fall just to be safe.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I also would wait.
  4. Sod laid that late in the season should be fine until fall.
    I have found a good rule to be once the seams are no longer visible the sod has rooted well enough to aerate.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    I say leave it alone until the Fall.
  6. j.kelley

    j.kelley LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I agree with Bob, once you can't see the seam, you can be pretty sure that it has taken. I would personally wait untill the fall, just to be sure. You don't want to have to replace it!

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