FAQ Aeration and Overseeding

Aeration and Overseeding FAQ


Q: When is the best time to seed a lawn?

The best time to seed a lawn is generally in the Fall. There are several reasons why this is so. One reason to seed in the Fall is simply because it will prove to be counterproductive for customers on a lawn treatments program to seed in the Spring. In the Spring, the type of weed control used to prevent weeds from growing will also prevent new grass seed from growing. Summer is not a good time to seed because it’s too hot and the new grass will die in the summer heat.

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Q: I want to plant new grass seed this spring. Can I plant seeds after this treatment, but before the crabgrass begins to grow?

No. The pre-emergent will also stop desired grass from growing also. It is generally better to wait until the fall to plant new grass seed after a pre-emergent application has been put down. However, there are some special situations that we can help you with. Please call our office to discuss your situation.

Q: Do you recommend aeration?

Core aeration is strongly recommended on a regular basis — usually once a year for normal thatch layers. If you have extremely heavy thatch layers, or compacted soils, we recommend at least two for several years, aerating twice a year, once in the early spring and again in the fall. Aeration breaks up the thatch layer and loosens soil thus allowing air, water, and nutrients into the root zone.