When to aerate with Bermuda?
We closed on our new house May 31, 2013. I had the builder lay down Bermuda seed. It took about a month to see growth but I couldn't have asked for a better summer with weekly rains during the entire growing season. I went from straw covered dirt to a full lawn by Winter. I took monthly pictures because I was astounded at the rapid coverage. I had read not to aerate in the Fall with Bermuda since it goes completely dormant (unlike Fescue). I'd like to aerate now (early Spring 2014) but I won't be able to get to it before I spread the Pre-emergents. I know I can't aerate after Pre-emergents, so I will probably forgo aerating now. My question is, would I do more damage than good if I aerate in the Fall since there's no winter growth? I have .66 acres and I don't want to spread Rye for the Winter.