"Core aeration is the best method of dealing with the problem of compaction in the lawn. Aeration promotes moisture and air penetration into soils, resulting in deeper and healthier root systems on the grass plants. ... The best time of year to aerate the lawn is late August to early October. Aeration can be done in the spring but will lead to additional weed seeds being brought to the surface where they may germinate. In fall, weed seeds will also be brought to the surface, but they will not sprout." - University of Minnesota Extension Service website
Jeff is offering his aeration service to Victor Gardens Single Family Village residents again this year for a flat rate of $40/per lawn regardless of size. As many of us were his clients last year may know, this is a pretty good deal considering the rental of the equipment (not labor, transportation, or gas) would cost the average homeowner $40 for a day.
Jeff did a great job on our lawn last year, and I would recommend his services to anyone. He's asking interested residents call him directly at (651) 274-1535. He'll likely coordinate a schedule sometime between now (Sept. 1) and the third week of September.