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Aeration and Seeding FAQs

What is aeration/seeding?

Core aeration is a form of lawn aeration where a series of plugs/cores are removed from your lawn.  The machine is the size of a lawn mower and operates comparably.  After the cores/plugs are removed, the area then has seed broadcast over it's entirety.

What's the purpose of aeration/seeding?

Aeration helps reduce soil compaction and thatch buildup. The cores/plugs create an avenue for oxygen to flow through the soil, increasing overall conditions. The seeding that is applied afterwards promotes fresh grass growth for patchy/damaged areas.

When's the best time for aeration/seeding?

For cool-season grass, early Fall is the best time of year and Spring is also optimal. Warm-season grass benefits the most from aeration/seeding late Spring, early Summer.

Does the grass need to be cut before/after the service?

The lawn should be cut within 72 hours before the service, and not for 14 days afterwards. If you're a program customer we cut the grass during the service. If you're a One Time Service customer we do not cut unless you purchased the "Aeration & Seeding + One Time Cut" option.

How deep are the plugs/cores?

We aim for a target depth of 2"-3" but it depends on the current site conditions and is not guaranteed. Watering the lawn before the service helps soften up the soil and is recommended.

How much seed is applied after aeration?

4lbs of Certified Tall Fescue Blend per 1000 sqft of turf applied.

What type of seed is used?

Tribute 2 Tall Fescue Seed (label)

When can I expect the service to occur?

Program Customers
  1. Fall Aeration & Seeding: With fall application #5 (generally Sept - October)
  2. Spring Core Aeration (seed not included): March 15th - May 15th
One Time Service

Generally 1-2 weeks from signup, but sooner if possible. Once we receive your order our scheduling team is notified and will "place" your job on the upcoming schedule. Then you'll be notified via email notification with your expected service date. We'll notify you again when we're about 24 hours from start of the job and once the job is completed.

How Much Should I Water?

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