Aeration and Overseeding

Breathe Life Into Your Roots

Over time your soil naturally becomes compacted, leaving the subsoil undesirable for healthy lawn growth. Walking, playing, mowing, and watering compact particles and reduce the air space necessary for root growth. Compaction is greatest in the upper 1 to 1.5 inches of soil and needs to be reheved by mechanical aeration. This mechanical process plugs 2-3 inch deep, finger-size holes into the soil to improve the air, water, and nutrient exchange with your roots. Fall is the beest time to aerate and follow it up with overseeding grass seed.

Core Aeration Benefits

  • Stimulates Root Growth
  • Enhances Water Uptake
  • Reduces Compaction
  • Improves Oxygen Content
  • Enhances Thatch Control
  • Improves Nutrient Availability
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After Seeding Care

Now that your lawn has been seeded, you may be wondering what you can do to help the new grass seed along. The first step is to provide water, and plenty of it!

With new seed, you should use frequent watering (at least once a day).
You should water enough to keep the top 1” to 2” of soil continuously moist. If seedbeds are allowed to dry out, germination can be reduced considerably.

Keep up the frequent watering even after you see the first grass sprouting. If your seed mixture contained several kinds of grasses, you may be seeing the first kind. The other grasses will continue to germinate for three to four more weeks. Plus, young grass seedlings with shallow roots still need your help with water.

Other than watering, here are some important points to keep in mind:

  • Weed controls should be avoided until the new grass has been mowed two to three times.
  • Mowing at normal height (removing no more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time) will help the new grass to fill in.
  • Regular fertilization with a balanced starter fertilizer is a great way to give young grass plants an extra boost.
  • Enjoy your new turf, and if you have any questions about caring for your lawn, please contact us.