How early do some of you do your spring aeration? I'm going to put down some 19-0-6 with Dimension sometime this week. If it is dry enough would it be ok to go ahead and aerate now are should I wait until the grass is about to start growing?
Without getting into a long technical explanation (which has beeen done here before) it is not beneficial to aerate a lawn unless it is actively growing.
There is no microbial activity, no root growth, no photosynthesis taking place, oh there I go.
I'd wait until it starts to grow. Good Luck
I would have to agree with Lbilawncare. When you pull a plug out of the soil, you'll pull up weed seeds too. if you pre-m before you aerate, you;ll have just as many weeds coming up as if you hadn't pre-m'ed at all.
There is nothing wrong with aerating in the spring. It is best in the fall, but some people like to have their lawns aerated twice a year. I would take the others advice and wait and apply your Pre-M after you aerate. I would also wait untill the lawn is actively growing.
If the lawn is weedy, I would wait untill you get them under control and aerate in the fall.