September 28, 2017

Lawn Maintenance at the Farm

Early fall is a great time to start those lawn maintenance chores.

Yesterday at my Bedford, New York farm, the outdoor grounds crew tended to the expansive lawn in the southeast paddock - adjacent to my allee of pin oak trees, and where my new pool and fruit orchard are located. In this space, the grass needed to be aerated, limed, and then overseeded. Aerating a lawn can be done manually with a variety of tools, but depending on the size of the yard, it can become quite time-consuming. Gas-powered aerators reduce the time it takes to do this job. We used a Ryan walk-behind core aerator - it worked really well to cover the large area of grass.

Here are some photos - enjoy.