Soil Quality Restorations (SQR) improve your soil for a healthier, greener lawn by incorporating organic matter. Organic matter improves the tilth of clay soil and water holding capacity of sandier soils.
SQR is also a stormwater management best practice that helps infiltrate stormwater and may qualify for cost share funding. Although I prefer rain gardens and other practices with more pollinator habitat and visual appeal, the SQR is the best "Bang for the Buck" with regards to pure stormwater infiltration.
SQRs can be performed in the Spring or Fall, avoiding the summer heat where sunshine can heat up the dark compost cooking any seed and the grass below.
Fall applications give better grass seed results and if any compost remains, it will be covered by snow and worked into the soil by freeze/thaw action.
SQRs start with a deep tine aeration, 4-6" is best! This eXmark unit is great for going deep, especially compared to most walk behind rental units that usually go about 2" deep.
I hope you are enjoying this beautiful Fall weather!!!