Fall is considered by many people to be the best time of the year for aerating and overseeding your lawn.
The combination of opening up your lawn for nutrients and planting new seeds in existing turf helps you get a thick and healthy lawn. It also helps your lawn resist weeds, drought and insect invasion.
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Aeration is the process of removing small plugs of grass and soil from the ground with a specialized machine. These new perforations in the lawn allow fertilizers and water to penetrate deeply. More nutrients benefit the root system by allowing the lawn to become stronger and more weed resistant.
In addition, aeration decreases lawn thatch. Lawn thatch is made up of dead roots, shoots, stems, and lawn clippings. This layer can soak up moisture and prevent it from reaching the soil layer. Excessive lawn thatch is the perfect breeding ground for pests like insects and grubs, which harm a healthy lawn.
Finally, aeration remedies compacted soil. Compacted soil makes it difficult for oxygen, water, and nutrients to reach deep into the soil and penetrate the root system. This allows the lawn to become weak and prone to disease. In addition, compacted soil doesn’t drain well and can cause flooding from regular rainfall.
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Lawn aeration is most successful when performed with overseeding. Overseeding is the process of planting grass seed into an existing lawn, without damaging the soil or turf. This process has many benefits for your lawn.
First, overseeding can enhance your lawn’s resistance to disease and pests. Over time, grass ages and becomes weak against weeds. Younger grasses and a variety of grasses make your lawn stronger and invigorated. The newer grasses give variety to your lawn, which makes it less susceptible to disease, pests, and weeds.
Second, overseeding helps fill in bare spots and create a lush, full lawn. If you notice your lawn gets very muddy after rain, it may be due to a lack of lawn with a strong root system keeping everything in place. Filling in bare spots and creating a thicker lawn is not only beautiful, but it creates less work after a heavy rain.
Additionally, this process can enhance the rich, green color of your lawn. The thicker your lawn is, the greener it appears. Your lawn will also become greener when it has plenty of nutrients, water, and oxygen. Again, this can be achieved through aeration and overseeding.
Fall Aeration & Overseeding
One of the best times to aerate and overseed is during the fall season. This is partly because the heat isn’t too high and the ground will not be too dry, so your lawn will not become stressed. The warm ground, cool air and frequent rains make ideal conditions to germinate new grass seeds. Additionally, weeds are dying down in the fall and won’t compete with your new grass seed.
You can be proud of a beautiful, healthy lawn and become the envy of your neighbors with help from Green T. Contact Green T today to schedule your fall lawn aeration and overseeding.