Aeration & Overseeding

September 12, 2018

 

Fall is generally considered to be the time when your lawn is preparing to go dormant for the winter season, but it is also the best time to aerate and overseed your lawn, and fill-in those thin spots.  

Aeration is the process where small soil cores are mechanically removed from the lawn. This helps grass to thrive by penetrating the dense thatch layer that can stifle your lawn’s growth and promote fungal infections. Additionally, aeration allows air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots and gives them room to expand, and it helps to reduce soil compaction.  The dislodged cores remain on the surface of the lawn, where they are gradually broken down and dispersed amongst the grass.  Your lawn will breathe a sigh of relief!


Overseeding takes place after the lawn has been aerated.  It is often beneficial to introduce new grass seed, as not only will it thicken your lawn, but specific varieties of grass can be introduced to help resist insect infestations, disease, and crowd out weeds.


Lastly, don’t forget to fill-in those thin and bare spots in your yard, as well.  We can dress those places with loam and seed so that next year they will be lush and green like the rest of your lawn.

 

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