Time to aerate your lawn
Time to aerate your lawn. Run your irrigation system first and mark any heads that could be damaged by aeration. Then aerate & overseed your lawn. This opens up the root zone for air, water and nutrients to penetrate and stimulate growth. The best time to aerate is August 15th to September 20th to allow plenty of time for seed germination and establishment before the weather cools and the grass hardens off for winter. Water several days prior to aerating to open up the soil. After aerating and seeding continue to water enough to keep the seed wet.