Aeration / Overseeding

AERATION is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. Compacted soil and heavy thatch are the two biggest obstacles to a beautiful lawn. They tend to suffocate grass plants by preventing air, water and nutrients from reaching the root zone. This means your lawn looks less than satisfactory in spite of adequate fertilization and watering. Aeration should be a regular part of your annual lawn maintenance program.

Aeration is accomplished through the use of a machine equipped with cylinder-like tines designed to penetrate and shatter the soil. Cores of thatch, soil and grass are actually pulled out of the ground during the process. The plunging action of the tines opens up the soil, allows grass plants to breathe, permits better utilization of fertilizer, air and water and promotes a deeper, healthier root system.

MAJOR BENEFITS OF AERATION…

• Increases air, water and nutrient movement to the root zone.

• Intensifies decomposition of thatch

• Helps relieve soil compaction

• Improves drainage

• Provides a better environment for over seeding

• Increases the effectiveness of fertilizers and other lawn care products

Lawn Aeration Example

SEEDING

 The months of September and October are the best time of the year to do any lawn seeding. Cooler weather is ideal for young seedlings to start growing while summer weeds begin to decline. Fall seed establishment also allows the grass to get mature enough by springtime for crabgrass control to be safely applied.

Aeration will loosen the soil for good seed, soil contact, after aeration we will apply a quality seed blend to help improve your lawn.