Lawn Aeration

Aeration is also called core aeration. This is an important service for all lawn varieties. Aeration is the process of perforating the soil, by removing a core or plug 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, Zoysia, St. Augustine, and Centipede 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 typically occurs between late May-July. Warm-season turf does not require overseeding.

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 allows 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.

Creates the optimal environment for seeding. The new seed has the opportunity to embed into the soil, absorbing nutrients so that it can sprout lush, green grass.

graphic that shows lawn aeration process

Overseeding

Cool-season lawns like Fescue should be seeded in the fall because that is their prime growing season.

Lawn seeding or overseeding as it is also commonly named is a process of spreading grass seed over already existing turf. 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.

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