Lawn Aeration & Seeding Services
What Is Lawn Aeration?
Lawn aeration is a lawn care process that makes little holes or deep cores in your lawn. This may sound counterintuitive, but it helps your grass thrive especially if the ground is too dense resulting from heavy foot traffic.
Deep Core Aeration
Deep core aeration means aerating the lawn after it has been thoroughly soaked allowing the aerator to do a more effective job. If your lawn hasn’t been watered beforehand the aeration cores will break off halfway not giving you the best results possible. Deep core aerating involves the process of perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate to the grassroots and be readily available. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.
When to Aerate?
The best time to aerate your lawn is during the growing season when the grass can grow back. As it heals, it will fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. It is important for cool-season grasses to have aeration done early spring and fall.
Benefits of Aeration
The main benefit of aeration is to remove compacted soil giving the roots more air so they can breathe. Soil that is compacted or to dense prevents proper circulation of oxygen, water, and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried beneath the grass surface can cause a lack of elements that are needed to grow.
How to Deal With Soil Compaction?
Soil compaction is a common issue that can lead to several problems with your lawn. If not dealt with, the dense ground can cause issues such as poor drainage, an uneven lawn surface, and difficulty growing turfgrass. There are a few ways to deal with ground density, including lawn aeration or deep core aeration as well as tilling deeply into the soil. Lawn aeration involves using a special machine to create small holes in the lawn, which helps to break up the soil and improve drainage. Better drainage means more air and deeper root growth as well as optimal uptake of fertilizer to your yard. Consider aeration and overseeding services to get rid of dense ground and get that lush green lawn you’ve always wanted.
How to Deal With Thatch Properly
Thatch develops on turf in the first place because the beneficial microbes aren’t strong enough to break down the dead matter developing. The dead matter is developing because there is a lack of oxygen in the dirt from density such as clay. This can also be caused if the yard is watered to much or a drainage problem causes a low amount of air killing off the beneficial microbes that break down the thatch layer. It is better to find the problem causing the thatch buildup rather than trying to dethatch your yard every year. The thatch accumulates because the growing substrate for the seed isn’t correct and it is killing off beneficial microbes. Start with aerating services to fix the problem and if the problem is significant it could be that there is just too much clay and the ground needs to be tilled up adding in amendments and fertilizers deep into the ground. Tilling can put much more oxygen into the ground than aeration but you will have to start from scratch and reseed the whole yard vs just overseeding. If you need help dealing with thatch buildup on your turfgrass give our expert specialists a call today and get it fixed for good.
How to Get a Green Lawn?
A green lawn is a dream for every homeowner. Having a manicured lawn requires work and dedication, but the results are worth it. There are a few key things you need to do to get a green lawn. First, a properly balanced (NPK) ratio in your fertilizers is important for healthy grass growth. Be sure to use a fertilizer that is right for your type of grass and apply it according to the manufacturer’s directions. Secondly, water is essential for a green lawn. Be sure to water deeply and evenly, and avoid watering in the heat of the day. Finally, a regular aeration and seeding service will help to keep your lawn looking its best. Aeration helps to break up dense soil, while overseeding ensures a thick, green lawn. Our lawn care service can help you get that green lawn you’ve always wanted.
How to Maintain a Healthy Lawn
A lawn that is maintained properly with lawn care will naturally choke out weeds with its deeper root growth. The root growth under healthy turf is much more strong and more established as a system than individual weeds. That’s why when turfgrass is healthy without weeds you can mulch the clippings and send nutrients back into the roots without spreading weeds. Regularly aerate your lawn at least once a year and utilize a scheduled fertilizer treatment program to give your grass the elements it requires to thrive. Give our lawn care department a call and we’ll give you that deep green lawn you’ve always dreamed of.
What is Overseeding?
Overseeding services are the process of introducing more seed or a different seed variety to existing turfgrass. For best results, a combination of aeration seeding is used simultaneously to generate a gorgeous lawn. Aeration overseeding is the same thing as seeding or re seeding your lawn. It is best to use an aeration overseeding service which is sometimes required to achieve good results for the lawn without having to use a sod cutter to tear up existing turf and install sod. It is also much less expensive than installing sod. A good aeration and seeding service will incorporate soil amendments and fertilizers into the turf giving you that healthy turf you’ve always wanted. Our overseeding service can save you money and time as well as get your lawn looking its best with fast results! Give us a call today if you need an aeration seeding service.
Our Professional Perspective
Do you want your lawn to look like a professional golf course? Consider our core aeration services for your lawn. Our core aeration is a type of Lawn Care Service that reduces soil compaction which creates a vital channel for oxygen, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil. After Aerating now that water and nutrients can more easily travel deeper into the soil, your lawn’s root system will reach out for natural elements which the grass needs to thrive. This creates a strong root system which is the basis for a lush beautiful lawn. Whenever you notice your lawn is to dense and compacted it is time to aerate your yard. Deep Core Lawn Aeration has many benefits that extend beyond just green grass as a result. Aeration is typically done every spring and fall to break up the soil density in your lawn so that your grass can seriously thrive! Sometimes it is necessary to till the soil up and start with fresh soil and reseed the lawn.
Overseeding After Aeration
After creating an avenue for air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil, now is a perfect time and opportunity for over seeding to promote new grass growth and dense turf. Over seeding benefits the grass by thickening thin areas or bare spots and introducing new and improved grass seed varieties to your existing turf. There are many different types of grass seed available to homeowners. Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue grass, and rye grasses are some of the most popular grass types in our local area. Deep core aeration and overseeding service can fix bare patches resulting in healthy turf and improving your overall lawn’s health giving you a deep lawn lush green because of improved root development. This is a very important aspect of your lawns ability to absorb fertilizer and nutrients. If the ground is too dense its water retention ability is too low to allow water penetration into the roots to encourage deeper root growth. Also, heavy foot traffic and clays can make it hard for air to fill into the ground not allowing proper lawn breathe, resulting in diminished root growth. After aeration and seeding it’s time for a regular schedule of fertilizer treatments to feed your new grass seed. Late summer and early fall are the best times for overseeding, seeding, or reseeding a new grass type in your yard. This is because most grass varieties have a higher germination rate when the temperature isn’t too hot. Our aeration and seeding service has helped many homeowners in the local area get their lawns back in tip-top shape!