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When should you aerate your grass?

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    anonymous
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    Hi,

    Just wondering when your suppose to aerate your grass fields?

    thanks

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    welshnwillingwelshnwilling
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    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.

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    the cornish ba#t*rdthe cornish ba#t*rd
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     Spring or early autumn and when the going is good like wnw says.

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

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

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    henararhenarar
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    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

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    Peter WellsPeter Wells
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    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..  

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    farmerdavidfarmerdavid
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     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

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    Phil Goodyear
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    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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