Lawn Aeration and overseeding

Asked October 12, 2020, 1:28 AM EDT

My lawn service was supposed to aerate and overseed my yard in the East End of Louisville on 10/8 but ran into equipment problems. Now they've got me scheduled for 10/23. Is that too late? Thanks

Jefferson County Kentucky

1 Response

You can aerate your yard but it's late to apply seed for establishment before winter. It all depends on the weather. Here is our information on lawns:

Calendar for care of cool season grasses: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/agr/agr55/agr55.pdf

These links are to what we call our lawn or turf pack, basically the major concerns and actions we need for lawn care in Kentucky.

Other information on Lawn care in KY:

Establishment : http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/AGR/AGR50/AGR50.pdf

Renovation: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/agr/agr51/agr51.pdf

Irrigation: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/AGR/AGR115/AGR115.pdf

Aeration and coring: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/agr/agr54/agr54.pdf

Principles of mowing: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/AGR/AGR209/AGR209.pdf

Weed control: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/AGR/AGR208/AGR208.pdf

Disease management: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcollege/plantpathology/ext_files/PPFShtml/PPFS-OR-T-11.pdf

Low maintenance lawn care: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id154/id154.pdf

Turf and trees: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/id/id203/id203.pdf

Trees, Shrubs, Groundcovers and Vines for KY: https://simpson.ca.uky.edu/files/trees_shrubs_ground_covers_and_vines_suitable_for_ky_landscapes.pdf

If there is anything I can assist you with please let me know!


-CaroL

Carol Wilder

Horticulture Technician

Carol.wilder@uky.edu

Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service

4200 Gardiner View Ave. Suite 101.

Louisville, Ky 40213

502-569-2344

Fax 502-569-1680