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Just to keep a log of the progress. Lots of pics. Sorry

Scalping
Facing the house - looking down the right side

Looking up the same side

Dethatching pics






LOTS of raking :shock:
 

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Raking and dethatching

Back of house (the area that need a ton of work)


Front yard




Rows of thatch




Starting to green up, also cut at BH .5". Going aerate and sand in the next few weeks.


 

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Iriasj2009 said:
Nice! How many passes did you make? Did you pick up the cores? Will you be toodressing?
My property is big, so I used a tow behind plug aerater. The ground was soft from the rain last Sunday. I did a lot of passes, probably too many. I was going to gather the cores, but its supposed to rain real good Thursday and Friday. I'm going to see what that does to the lawn, Saturday I plan on getting a load of sand. We'll see how that goes. :)

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jbrown said:
Iriasj2009 said:
Nice! How many passes did you make? Did you pick up the cores? Will you be toodressing?
My property is big, so I used a tow behind plug aerater. The ground was soft from the rain last Sunday. I did a lot of passes, probably too many. I was going to gather the cores, but its supposed to rain real good Thursday and Friday. I'm going to see what that does to the lawn, Saturday I plan on getting a load of sand. We'll see how that goes. :)

JB
I see. Good luck!!!!
 

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jbrown said:
Iriasj2009 said:
Nice! How many passes did you make? Did you pick up the cores? Will you be toodressing?
My property is big, so I used a tow behind plug aerater. The ground was soft from the rain last Sunday. I did a lot of passes, probably too many. I was going to gather the cores, but its supposed to rain real good Thursday and Friday. I'm going to see what that does to the lawn, Saturday I plan on getting a load of sand. We'll see how that goes. :)

JB
I can't see images at work. What type of tow behind plug aerator did you get? Are you happy with it? Thanks!
 

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jbrown said:
...I also made a heavy steel thing to drag around to break the cores even more.



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That drag is awesome. It looks a lot like that one that I made. They work fantastic. The one I built is 10' long. It pretty much has to be pulled with something that has a motor. Being that long and steel it really does not need added weight.

 

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luderiffic said:
jbrown said:
Iriasj2009 said:
Nice! How many passes did you make? Did you pick up the cores? Will you be toodressing?
My property is big, so I used a tow behind plug aerater. The ground was soft from the rain last Sunday. I did a lot of passes, probably too many. I was going to gather the cores, but its supposed to rain real good Thursday and Friday. I'm going to see what that does to the lawn, Saturday I plan on getting a load of sand. We'll see how that goes. :)

JB
I can't see images at work. What type of tow behind plug aerator did you get? Are you happy with it? Thanks!
I got http://www.homedepot.com/p/Agri-Fab-40-in-Plug-Aerator-45-0518/206796053 and I'm very pleased! It does the job. I add a ton of weight (2 cinder blocks, 2 square pavers, and 2 bricks, about 150lbs) I aerated 2 days after a good rain. Pulls plugs nicely.

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jbrown said:
luderiffic said:
jbrown said:
My property is big, so I used a tow behind plug aerater. The ground was soft from the rain last Sunday. I did a lot of passes, probably too many. I was going to gather the cores, but its supposed to rain real good Thursday and Friday. I'm going to see what that does to the lawn, Saturday I plan on getting a load of sand. We'll see how that goes. :)

JB
I can't see images at work. What type of tow behind plug aerator did you get? Are you happy with it? Thanks!
I got http://www.homedepot.com/p/Agri-Fab-40-in-Plug-Aerator-45-0518/206796053 and I'm very pleased! It does the job. I add a ton of weight (2 cinder blocks, 2 square pavers, and 2 bricks, about 150lbs) I aerated 2 days after a good rain. Pulls plugs nicely.

JB
Awesome, that's a good priced model as well. Thank you!
 
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