Core Aeration and Overseeding
Getting Your Lawn Back on TrackAll lawns, regardless of their condition, can benefit from some level of renovation every year or so. One of the best means of rejuvenating turf is to combine the power of professional aeration with overseeding.
AerationDuring aeration, a machine known as a core aerator pulls plugs of soil up from the lawn to break up compacted soil and create more room for air, water and fertilizer to reach the roots. This results in expansion of the root system for thicker, healthier grass. Aeration also helps to break up thatch, which can prevent water, fertilizer and insect controls from reaching the soil if it gets too thick.
OverseedingFollowing up aeration with overseeding is a great way to thicken up a thin lawn or add a hardier, more drought-resistant grass variety to your property. Good seed to soil is essential for seeding success, and the new grass seed will have an easier time growing in the holes left behind by aeration. Keep in mind that if your lawn has been seeded, the soil should be kept moist with light frequent sprinklings until the new grass is established.
Benefits of Core Aeration and Overseeding
- Stimulates root growth
- Enhances water uptake
- Reduces compaction
- Improves oxygen content
- Enhances thatch control
- Improves nutrient availability