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Why You Must Aerate and Seed Your Lawn!

You MUST get your Aeration and Seeding Done NOW!!!!! 

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What the heck will aeration accomplish?

Aeration is the process of removing plugs of soil in order to break up soil compaction, allowing oxygen and water to get down to the root zone. The treatment is key to stimulating root growth and encourages the penetration of air, water, and nutrients into the soil. It’s also key to removing and preventing thatch buildup.  It is done with a heavy machine that we run over your lawn to remove the cores.

Aeration:  The often over looked service.

Aeration is probably the single best thing you can do for your lawn. Aeration promotes a lusher, greener lawn by allowing a fresh environment for new grass to grow.  Aeration (and over-seeding) offers so many benefits—It reduces water runoff and puddling, improves fertilizer uptake and use, creates stronger turf grass roots, and reduces soil compaction. Put simply, lawn aeration keeps your grass growing thicker and healthier, and the soil beneath it staying fresh and healthy.

Aeration is also a big player in enhancing thatch breakdown and removing thatch (the loose layer of shoots, stems, and roots that develop between the grass and soil). Excessive thatch forms a barrier that keeps moisture and air from going where your grass needs it, and it harbors pests and other organisms making the lawn more susceptible to damage from disease and drought. Aeration is an excellent and productive way to dethatch your lawn, ensuring any issues related to heavy thatch remain a problem of the past.

On high maintenance turf like athletic fields, aeration is performed three times per year.  In a perfect world Aeration would be performed at your home every single fall.  We understand that it becomes a function of budget so we suggest at least every other year.

Over Seed!  Over Seed!  Over Seed!

Over-seeding, the act of spreading grass seed over your existing lawn, is a vital part of the lawn care process and is recommended to do right after aeration. Aeration provides excellent conditions for over-seeding because it allows new grass to establish itself and fill out thinning areas that are commonly found in mature lawns. Over-seeding is just as important to prevent thinning as it is to correct thinning.  Over-seeding your lawn introduces new and stronger turf to your lawn as it ages!

With that said, it’s also important to treat the entire lawn with overseeing, not just the visibly thin areas.

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