What is lawn aeration?
Lawn aeration is the process of removing cores of soil from the lawn using an aerator. When aeration is completed, plugs are pulled from the ground leaving 2.5” – 4” holes in the lawn. The holes relieve soil compaction and allow nutrients and water to go deep into the soil. Aeration is performed during the fall months of the year.
What are the benefits of aeration?
The benefits to aerating your lawn:
- Reduces soil compaction
- Increases activity of soil microorganisms that decompose thatch
- Improves fertilizer uptake
- Enhances water uptake and use by soil
- Increases oxygen movement between the soil and atmosphere
- Enhances infiltration of rainfall and irrigation
- Helps prevent fertilizer and pesticide run-off from overly compacted areas
What is overseeding?
Overseeding is a way to introduce new and improved grass varieties to an existing lawn. Overseeding is the process of planting new grass seed over existing turf. The perfect time to add new varieties of turf grass to the lawn is right after the soil has been aerated.
What are the benefits of overseeding your lawn?
- Improves grass types
- Thicker and healthier grass
- Improves weed tolerance
- Improves drought tolerance
- Increases insect resistance
- Improves lawn color