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When is it ok to aerate?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by RACERB, Mar 17, 2006.


    RACERB LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Hello,I live in northwest Indiana(the midwest)I've cut grass for a few years but this year I bought a Ryan Aerator because I see there is a demand in this area for aeration.I was just wondering when is it ok to start aerating and overseeding?The weather has been in the 40-50's.Thanks alot Brian
  2. lampeslawnservice

    lampeslawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    When the grass is actively growing and is not dormant! this allows the roots to expand into the open space
  3. one man gang

    one man gang LawnSite Fanatic
    from N. In.
    Messages: 5,811

    Agreed. What are your prices Racer?
  4. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    When the grass is activly growing.The very best time is early fall to mid fall, when Lawns are coming out of the summer blahs, beginning vigorous growth,less competition from weeds etc.
  5. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    we aerate april 1st-june 1st and sept 1st thru oct 15th generally. we prefer spring, it helps dry out the soil a bit and gets it off to a quicker start, plus in our area sod is placed on solid clay by the builders and sos companies so multiple aerations are indeed necessary

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