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Old 16-05-2008, 04:21 AM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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Like most everyone, my lawn has risen, or
gained heighth over the years. Rather than
strip the grass and lower, it seems to me that
I could aerate/plug my lawn every year, and
pick up the plugs, and the lawn should
slowly go back down....am I correct? do
make an aerator that catches the plugs????
thanks in advance for all LOGICAL
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Old 16-05-2008, 02:07 PM posted to alt.home.lawn.garden
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On May 15, 11:21*pm, "Tom Fletcher" wrote:
Like most everyone, my lawn has risen, or
gained heighth over the years. *Rather than
strip the grass and lower, it seems to me that
I could aerate/plug my lawn every year, and
pick up the plugs, and the lawn should
slowly go back down....am I correct? *do
make an aerator that catches the plugs????
thanks in advance for all LOGICAL
responses


Never had this problem on any of my lawns. What you're proposing to
do makes sense in a theoretical sense. But it would be one hell of a
lot of work for any reasonable size lawn. If you have 10,000 sq ft
of lawn, you'd have to remove 31 cubic yards of material to lower it
an inch. That's a lot of raking, gathering, moving, etc. And a lot
of what you're taking away, is grass which takes up space, but isn't
going to lower the lawn like taking away pure soil would. So, I'd
bet you'd have to take away twice at least twice as much or 62 yards
of plugs to lower it an inch.


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