Water conditions – Aerate soil

Q: I usually aerate and overseed my fescue lawn in the fall. With the current watering restrictions, is this still something I can do?

A: Current water regulations allow you to water every other day. But for best germination, fescue should be lightly watered every day. That said, if you get really good seed-to-soil contact – by aerating thoroughly beforehand and dragging the lawn with carpet afterwards to break up the aerator cores – you’ll likely get reasonable success. Remember to get your watering permit at www.outdoorwateruse.com

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