Lawn Aeration Service
Homeowners in Tulsa have different types of turfgrasses.
We see a mix of both warm-season and cool-season lawns in this area. Some homes have both types of grass on the same property. That is why it is important to select a lawn care company that is skilled in aeration and seeding service for your type of lawn.
Aeration is also called core aeration. This is an important service for all lawn varieties (both warm and cool). Aeration is the process of perforating the soil, by removing a core or small plugs of soil and depositing that core on the surface to break down. The aeration process also helps to remove any thatch layer that might exist, although some lawns may still require dethatching.
Warm-season grasses such as Bermuda and Zoysia should be aerated after they have fully returned from dormancy and are in their peak growing season. The timing of this depends on location but in the Tulsa, OK area it typically occurs between late June-August. Warm-season turf does not require overseeding.
Cool-season grasses should be aerated in the early fall-late fall when you overseed. In Tulsa, we usually begin this process right after Labor Day.
Benefits of Aeration for Your Lawn
Aerating your lawn allows water, air, and fertilizer to penetrate all the way down to the root zone. This in turn supports root growth, by allowing the roots to grow deeper, creating a more healthy and thicker lawn.
Lawn aeration reduces the chances of having thatch buildup. Thatch makes it harder for your lawn to absorb water and nutrients. It also makes it more susceptible to disease.
Reduces soil compaction, creating more channels for water, air, and nutrients to travel through. Just like humans, your grass needs water, oxygen, and food to thrive.
Helps your lawn thrive through our hot Texas summers and throughout the year. Healthier lawns recover from drought stress better.
Lawn seeding or overseeding as it is also commonly named is a process of spreading grass seed over already existing turf.
When it comes to cool-season lawns like Fescue, seeding the fall is best because it gives the seedlings all winter and spring to develop a healthy root system to help them survive the hot temperatures of the summer. While spring seeding will germinate quickly and look good, the roots never fully establish before the heat and will generally completely die out by early summer. It is best to seed larger areas where the turf is thin, but not bare. You can then spot-seed smaller areas that are thin or infested with weeds.
The benefits of seeding for your lawn are numerous and include filling in areas of turf damaged by summer stress, diseases, or insects, thickening and increasing its density, improving the lawn’s overall appearance, and enhancing its ability to fight insects and disease.