whats the aerating process???

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by CelticGreens, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. CelticGreens

    CelticGreens LawnSite Member
    Messages: 53

    i dont know if this is a stupid question but when you guys aerate, how do you get rid of all the plugs? i know they are all over the lawn. do you rake by hand? isn't that very tedious and annoying, and basically damn near impossible? what are you prices and how do you figure it out??

    i would like to aerate and thatch this season, being only my second year. i dont have the equipment but can rent it. i would like to offer these services for the experience for one, but if its profitable and will improve the lawn, why not. help me out guys
  2. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    1. leave the core on the lawn they will decompose
    2 mark all sprinkler heads, invisible fens lines, sewer caps, water and gas caps
  3. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    aeration helps get rid od compaction in the soil and helps establish a healthy root system.
  4. lawnlubber

    lawnlubber LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    watering after you are finished will help hide the unsightly cores without removing them.
  5. bbritt

    bbritt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    i usually triple the lawn mowin price for aerating and leave the gease terds on the lawn dont rake it youll go nuts :dizzy:
  6. Guthrie&Co

    Guthrie&Co LawnSite Senior Member
    from nc
    Messages: 784

    i wonder how far a mower could thow a plug? that is if you areated before you mowed.

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