Winter is Still Coming! Prepare Your Landscape
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Aeration helps to relieve soil compaction and allows nutrients and air to better reach the roots of the grass. Also, it provides for a better medium for fescue seed to grow in when it is seeded in the late fall.
In the spring, usually March, we aerate Bermuda and Zoysia lawns. This is done just before the growing season begins to jump start the grass for the year. Also, we are able to pull deeper plugs with our core aerators in the early spring when the soil is still wet from the winter rains.
In the fall, usually September, we aerate and seed our fescue lawns. This will rejuvenate the fescue from the usual damage caused by the hot weather conditions of the summer. After 2-3 weeks of proper watering, the fescue will germinate. After about 6-8 weeks, the grass should be developing and thickening up and well on its way to regaining its attractive appearance.