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How to Prepare Your Lawn for Aeration

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Now that you’re set up for an aeration with Valley Green, it’s time to prepare the grounds. Please review the following frequently asked questions:

What needs to be flagged?

  • Flag all irrigation heads and valve boxes.
  • Flag the invisible dog fence approximately every 3 feet.
  • Flag any other obstacles in the lawn (accent lights, sewers, etc)

Where can I get the flags?

Valley Green will drop flags off at your property if clients request them.

Is paint okay to use instead of flags?

No. Unfortunately, paint is not easily visible to the crews when standing behind large equipment.

What will Valley Green do with the flags upon completion?

We will pick up the flags upon completion and save them for next year!

Can Valley Green flag for me?

Yes. Valley Green can flag the system for you at a reduced labor rate.

What if I forget to flag?

Valley Green will not aerate your lawn. We will contact you when we are in the area again, which may be up to two weeks later.

When should I water?

The day before Valley Green aerates, please water thoroughly. When the soil is moist, the tines are better able to penetrate and release longer plugs of soil. After the aeration you can water as soon as you’d like.

How soon can I mow?

  • You can mow any time after the aeration
  • If you are over-seeding at the same time, the grass may be mowed after the new seed has been watered in.

Do I need to be home?

Nope! We will aerate your lawn even if you are not home.

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