Aerating and Overseeding

Standard

$290

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

$475

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

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.

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.

Fescue seed needs to be kept moist, a light watering each day is all that is required to keep the seed moist. You want to water each area for 10-15 minutes, twice a day for the next 2-3 weeks. 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.

It will take approximately 14-21 days for the seed to germinate.  You can resume mowing a week to ten days after a good stand of grass is visible. We do not mow new Fescue grass for at least 4-6 weeks after the seed is put down. The mower should be set to mow the grass no less than 3.5 inches. It will look a little rough – that is because we want to only make one pass over the turf while it is still young. Please remember, the goal is to establish a new, healthy and strong Fescue lawn.