When do you start aerating lawns?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SuperShovel, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. SuperShovel

    SuperShovel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Hey guys,

    When do you who aerate begin your fall aerations?
  2. I just finished my last one yesterday.

  3. chefdrp

    chefdrp LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,384

    im all done.
  4. fraz001

    fraz001 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    i just did the last one last week.
  5. September
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    Usually when the grass is growing which is in Sept/Oct depending on your location. I also get quite a few requests in April/May at the beginning of the season. We have heavy clay soil so multiple aerations are really the key. My home lawn gets it twice a year.
  7. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    We did all of ours last week.
    With the overseeding, we try and make sure to get it done in enough time before the deep freeze hits.
    Usually in my area, I hear it's best to do no later than mid October, but it always depends on the weather.
  8. turfcare

    turfcare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    I will do my last one today.
  9. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,143

    To answer the original question, I started the 2nd week of September, could have started earlier. With all the rain and cooler weather this year, the conditions were good enough to have started in August if I wanted. That's rare. I will finish my last tomorrow.


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