10 Benefits of Lawn Aeration and Overseeding Lawn Services
Does your Arnold, MO lawn look dry and brown? Do you have kids and pets playing hard on your yard all summer long?
Then you may need our core aeration and overseeding services. Since your lawn takes a beating over the summer season, you need to help it revive back to its healthy state.
10 Benefits of Aeration and Overseeding
By the end of August,in Arnold, MO the temperatures will begin to cool, and it’ll be time to core aerate and overseed your lawn. Here are 10 benefits these two services provide:
- Core aeration opens up your soil to receive water, sun and oxygen—the necessary ingredients for producing a healthy lawn. Also, aeration releases carbon dioxide from the ground.
- Aeration prepares the soil for overseeding. Not only does your lawn get to breathe, but it’s also ready to receive grass seed. Normally, aeration and overseeding are a combined service because the soil is conditioned and opened for slit seeding.
- The slit seeder will accurately deposit the seed in the aerated soil. Plus, seeds can germinate faster when they’re deposited deep into the ground.
- Aeration relieves soil compaction. The aerator loosens up the soil by taking plugs of it out and breaking it up.
- Aeration reduces thatch. Thatch is that mix of dead roots and live plant matter between the turf line and the ground. A half inch of thatch is okay—but more than a half inch leads to grass disease and decay.
- Core aeration and overseeding promote a healthy lawn with hardly any weeds. Your yard grass will be able to grow dense and thick leaving no rooms for weeds.
- Core aeration and overseeding encourage deep root growth. When you aerate and overseed in the fall, your turf’s roots will naturally grow deep. And grass with deep roots is better able to survive the winter since it can get moisture and food stored deep in the ground.
- These two services also allow your new grass to go through two cool seasons before the summer heat. When you overseed in the fall, you’re giving these seedlings two seasons—winter and spring―to develop. This extra time allows the seedlings to establish and grow stronger to tolerate the summer’s heat.
- Core aeration promotes healthy soil. And healthy soil is the key to a long-lasting, vibrant lawn.
- Aeration prepares your lawn to receive nutrients. Fall fertilization treatments get down into the ground where the grasses’ roots live. The roots get more nutrition to develop and store over the winter.
If your soil is compacted and your yard grass suffered from heat stress this summer, give it a break with our core aeration and overseeding services. You’ll be awarded with thick, vigorous turf next spring.
Harper, John, C., II, “Lawn Management through the Seasons,” PSU: Center for Turfgrass Science, Revised by Dr. Peter Landschoot.