Residential Lawn Aeration & Overseeding
Have you ever seen a large number of thumb size pellets lying around in someone’s lawn? The odds are good that those are there because of core aeration.
An aerator leaves little holes in the ground and finger size pellets on top after it passes over an area. These holes help eliminate soil compaction which can hinder the growth of your turf. In addition to this they provide areas for water, air, and other nutrients to directly access the root systems of a lawn. Meanwhile the pellets left on the surface help reduce thatch and redistribute soil throughout the lawn.
Benefits of Aerating Your Lawn
Aerating your lawn once a year around the beginning of Fall & Spring is very important and here is why:
- Eliminates soil compaction
- Improves water infiltration & rooting
- Reduces thatch
- Helps your lawn cope with hot and dry spells
Perhaps one of the most overlooked yet important parts of lawn care maintenance is overseeding. Although your lawn may look healthy and is well fertilized, it is good to overseed it every three to four years. A turf lawn is no different than any other living organism it too grows weaker with age. In approximately five to six years your grass begins to slow down its rate of reproduction. Once this slowdown occurs the grass becomes thinner and vulnerable to weed growth within it. What’s more, when your grass begins to thin out you run a higher risk of having your turf become infected with diseases.
Overseeding your grass will make your turf thicker as it is in its healthiest state, prevent the growth of weeds, and protect your turf from being contaminated with diseases. Like dethatching this process requires a lot of work and it is best to consult with a professional lawn care provider when it you are ready to have this done.
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