Aeration & Seeding
Rejuvenate Your Lawn
Although warm season lawns (Bermuda, Zoysia, and Centipede grass) are somewhat tolerant of the summer heat, cool season lawns (Fescue grass) can struggle with the heat, humidity, and periods of drought. Since Fescue lawns cannot spread and repair themselves like warm season lawns, Fescue lawns must be aerated and over-seeded to thicken and repair damaged areas.
All Fescue lawns can benefit from some level of renovation every year. The best way to rejuvenate your lawn is both core aeration and over-seeding. Core aeration helps reduce compaction caused by drought, helps break down thatch, and allows water, air, and nutrients to reach the root zone.
Plus, a freshly aerated lawn provides a perfect seed bed for Fescue seed.
Cool season lawns should be aerated and seeded between September and November for best results. This will allow the new seedlings time to mature and develop a strong root system before the cold winter months. This will also ensure a thick, healthy lawn the following spring. Seeding a cool season lawn in the spring is not recommended.