Aeration / Over Seeding
Is your lawn getting thin, turning brown or developing spots that just don’t look like it should? Over time, soil becomes compacted and hard and your lawn has trouble filling in thin and browning spots. Normal wear and tear, drought and insects can cause stress to your lawn. Aeration and over seeding your lawn is needed to keep it happy and healthy.
All lawns no matter what kind of condition they are in can benefit from some level of renovation every year or so. Core aeration provides an avenue for water, nutrients and oxygen to get to the root zone and alleviate compaction.
Following up aeration with over seeding , is a great way to thicken up a thin lawn and add a hardier and more drought-resistant grass to your lawn. Good seed-to-soil contact is essential for seeding success, and the new grass will have an easier time growing with the holes left by the aeration.
Follow Up Care
Proper watering is critical to the successful germination and establishment of turf grass. Once moistened, the seed should be kept moist until the grass plants become established. Unless there is consistent rainfall, this will require daily watering of the seeded area.
Germination should occur in 12 to 21 days depending on soil temperature and adherence to watering recommendations. The majority of seeding failures are the result of failure to keep the seed moist. Remember, you will see weeds in thin area as the seed grows in, the best way to control weeds is through healthy turf that is thick and dense
Aeration is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. What are you waiting for?