Aerating and Overseeding

Standard

$275

Up to 5,000 sq. ft.

Core aerate, apply pelletized lime, starter fertilizer and commercial blend tall fescue seed.  Apply wheat straw to bare spots.

Premium

$450

Up to 5,000 sq. ft.

Core aerate, scalp grass, de-thatch grass, apply pelletized lime, starter fertilizer and commercial blend tall fescue seed. Apply wheat straw to bare spots.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it necessary to aerate my yard? Will I have success just throwing seed out?

Red Georgia clay can become very compact. Aerating gives both newly seeded fescue and established fescue the ability to form a strong deep root system. The stronger the root system becomes, the greener, healthier and thicker your fescue lawn will be.

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Why is it important to scalp or de-thatch my lawn?

The grass is scalped and de-thatched to remove old dead grass and to allow seed to make better contact with the soil. The process enables the new seed to germinate faster.

How often do I water my fescue lawn after it has been aerated and seeded?

Fescue seed needs to be kept moist, a light watering each day is all that is required to keep the seed moist.  If you have an irrigation system you should increase the frequency to daily watering and decrease the amount of time your system is on. The goal is to encourage the seed to germinate.

How long should I wait before I cut my grass after it has been seeded?

It will take approximately 14 to 21 days for the seed to germinate.  You can resume mowing a week to ten days after a good stand of grass is visible. The mower should be set to mow the grass no less than 3.5 inches. It will look a little rough. Please remember the goal is to establish a new fescue lawn.