What is aeration?
Aeration is the removal of small plugs of soil from your lawn. This allows oxygen, water, and nutrients to get down to the roots, which is necessary for growth and improves the health of your lawn. This process also helps to control thatch, the dead layer of grass left over from mowing, by providing oxygen to the microorganisms that break down the thatch layer. Excessive thatch slows growth and weakens turf.
Why is it so important for my lawn?
Aeration is probably the single best thing you can do for your lawn. Just like cleaning out your closet or coffee maker, aeration rids your lawn of unnecessary clutter and buildup. It also promotes a lusher, greener lawn by allowing a fresh environment for new grass to grow. Aeration lawn treatments have so many benefits—they reduce water runoff and puddling, improve fertilizer uptake and use, create stronger turf grass roots, and reduce soil compaction. Put simply, lawn aeration keeps your grass growing thicker and healthier, and the soil beneath it staying fresh and healthy.
What is Seeding?
Seeding is the process of spreading new grass seed throughout your lawn to help it grow. This will help cover any bare or thin spots in your grass and will help improve the health, appearance, and color of your lawn. Overseeding your fescue lawn once per year can help prevent drought stress, disease damage, and bare patches.
When should I get my lawn Aerated and Seeded?
Aeration should be done when the weather is cool, during early Spring or early Fall.
How do I care for my lawn after Aeration and Seeding?
After your lawn has been carefully aerated and seeded, it needs proper ongoing maintenance. We recommend you to water the grass in the morning and in the evening for about four weeks.
When should I resume mowing after Aeration and Seeding?
Patience is a virtue when it comes to caring for your newly seeded lawn. To help your new lawn flourish, you should not mow it for two weeks.