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When should you aerate your grass?

Last post Sat, Mar 3 2012 12:39 by Phil Goodyear. 8 replies.
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  • Fri, Feb 3 2012 18:39

    When should you aerate your grass?

    Hi,

    Just wondering when your suppose to aerate your grass fields?

    thanks

  • Sun, Feb 5 2012 23:05 In reply to

    Re: When should you aerate your grass?

    When they're not frozen solid, not waterlogged and not during a drought.....

    What I'm trying to say is that I don't think the timing is terribly important as long as ground conditions are good, but I'm guessing spring would be the best time ideally.

  • Mon, Feb 6 2012 7:55 In reply to

    Re: When should you aerate your grass?

     Spring or early autumn and when the going is good like wnw says.

    "Dogs look up to us, cats look down on us, but pigs treat us as equals." (Sir Winston Churchill)
  • Mon, Feb 6 2012 8:02 In reply to

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    Re: When should you aerate your grass?

    I done some after silage with good results our ground is wet in the spring

  • Mon, Feb 6 2012 20:58 In reply to

    Re: When should you aerate your grass?

    Forget aerating go in with a subsoiler or pan-buster.



  • Mon, Feb 6 2012 21:51 In reply to

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    Re: When should you aerate your grass?

    Phil Goodyear:

    Forget aerating go in with a subsoiler or pan-buster.

    Just be carefull with that if you have any drains that are not to deep
  • Thu, Feb 9 2012 9:59 In reply to

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    Re: When should you aerate your grass?

    Phil Goodyear:
    Forget aerating go in with a subsoiler or pan-buster.

    I would guess that you know more about this topic than me but does it not depend somewhat on conditions and the horse power available to you.

    In early November I aerated six acreas of water meadow using a Ritchie slitter set at 10degrees. This aerated and lifted the soil slightly to aid decompaction.

    It did not decompact as much as a subsoiler but was right for the conditions. In any case I have only a 40 HP tractor and so subsoiling would take a very long time..  

  • Sat, Mar 3 2012 8:07 In reply to

    Re: When should you aerate your grass?

     i heard that an old howard paraplough would do just as good a job because of the slanted tines? can anybody verify this before i go and make a mess of one of my fields?? cheers

    age and cunning will always beat youth and enthusiasm............
  • Sat, Mar 3 2012 12:39 In reply to

    Re: When should you aerate your grass?

    Paraploughs can work well if correctly set up with all discs working.  You won't get down deep to open up as well as a subsoiler but will give a lift better than a spiker.



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