Here is Thursday's Turf Tip on Aeration. I hired one of the Milo's Turf Tips sponsors, Fert-L-Lawn, to do it for me. Cost-wise, I don't think it was much more to hire it done as opposed to getting a rental. By the time you factor in the rental cost and your time in doing it yourself, it seemed like a pretty good deal.
Here's a bonus video segment. This is Steve talking about why aeration is also good if you have a problem with nightcrawlers.
I seeded in the dead spot in my lawn and the area where I killed off some undesirable grass variety. I give you a progress report on that in the days ahead.