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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Too late to aerate?

I just mowed my lawn for what I think will be the last time this year. Is it too late to aerate? Can anybody recommend a good company that can aerate and lay down the winter fertilizer? What can I expect to pay for this service? I am in Plainfield, thank you.

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Dont know about cost or who to have do it, but its not too late to aerate or put winterizer down.

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Can't you rent an aerator? Home Depot?

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It's really one of the best times to aerate, but do it before the ground freezes or wait till real early in the Spring. You really don't want to do it once the insects get active.

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What the heck does aerating do? Sorry I just mow the lawn and that's it
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What the heck does aerating do? Sorry I just mow the lawn and that's it
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Its not to late, but i would not do it.
To much surface area, to little rain. It will do more harm than good.
And why bother putting fert down in the winter, grass dosent grow in the winter.
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Plainfield area should be about 45-55 dollars for the aeration depending on the size of the lot. Think the prices are based on 6000 sqft. The cost to rent to the cost of aeration is a wash for average lots unless you have a few people to go in on the rental IMO.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Kirby, is this something you do? I'm not looking to rent a machine, just have the service. My lot is a tick over 10000 sqft.

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Its not to late, but i would not do it.
To much surface area, to little rain. It will do more harm than good.
And why bother putting fert down in the winter, grass dosent grow in the winter.
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should I be watering a bunch right now?

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should I be watering a bunch right now?

What did you do? Aerate, fert, both?
Did you seed?
There are specific reason to do stuff at this time of the year, but most do not apply to homeowners.
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