Aerate Bermudagrass- Growth

Q: Is it too late to aerate bermudagrass? We still have two months of growth left don’t we?

A: Despite the current aboveground heat, when soil temperatures drop below 70 degrees, bermudagrass root growth ceases and aeration is no longer effective. I don’t know where you live, but in northeast Atlanta soil temperatures usually decline to 70 degrees around September 30, only ten days from now. Fescue lawns benefit from aeration now because their roots grow best at 50 – 65 degrees.

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