Bermuda – Aeration and Lime

Q: I have an acre of bermuda sod. I usually aerate every year. My pH is 5.5 so I need to apply lime. Can I aerate and lime at the same time?

A: I guess lime would go a bit deeper if it were applied just before or after you aerate. However, now is too early to aerate bermudagrass. Wait until it’s at least fifty percent green, typically in late April. Or you could just apply lime now and aerate later. I wouldn’t expect a marked difference in your lawn’s growth.