MOW YOUR LAWN LOWER THAN USUAL at 1½″ AND CLEAN UP LEAVES
* Try to mow one or two days before we arrive and make it lower than usual.
We recommend you set the mowing height to 1½”. This will get the lawn low enough without scalping it and buy time to allow the seed to germinate. You will need to skip mowing for a few (2-4) weeks after overseeding; those new seedlings need time to take root before being disturbed by the mowing process.
* Mowing low makes both aeration and seeding more effective.
* Clean up any leaves, trash, or other debris which might interfere with the aeration.
* Move any large objects that are blocking areas that need to be seeded; i.e.– trailers, large trampolines, and sports equipment.
We will move the items we can easily but we can’t be responsible for moving large items that could be damaged.
WATERING . . . ONLY IF IT’S DRY
* If the days before your aeration are dry, please water thoroughly if possible. A day ahead is perfect.
* You will get better, deeper aeration in the water-softened soil.
* A quick way to know if the soil is moist enough is to push a screwdriver into the soil.
If the screwdriver penetrates easily, you are OK. If it is hard to push in, water about 1″ and test again
FLAG your SPRINKLER HEADS, INVISIBLE FENCE & OTHER HARD-TO-SEE OBJECTS
* Flag hidden objects in your lawn, such as sprinkler heads, in-ground lights, invisible fences, pop-up drainage emitter, automated mower wiring, valve box covers, etc.
Amazing Grass is not responsible for accidental damage to hard-to-see objects in the lawn that are left unmarked.
* Keep your neighbors happy: Please pay attention to what’s just across the adjoining property line. Invisible fences and irrigation heads are often installed right along the line.
If you know something might be there, please tell us about it; we don’t want to be your neighbors to think we are grassholes.
* If you need marking flags, please let us know in advance and we can provide with enough notice or they are also inexpensive and available from any hardware store.
We prefer white or bright colors so that they can be seen easily.
To flag your irrigation turn on the system and place a marker in the ground wherever a sprinkler head pops up. Then mark other objects which can be a little more challenging.