Aeration is a really simple process that does some amazing things for your soil, and in turn for the vitality of your lawn.
Aeration is nothing more than removing a small, finger-sized piece of dirt from your lawn. What makes it special is that it also contains a small layer of thatch buildup that often prevents water, air and nutrients from reaching the soil where they need to be. The tiny soil plug also contains millions of microbes that help digest that thatch layer and convert it into organic mater than is then recycled back into the soil.
This entire process is repeated 1000s of times across your lawn. Although at first, the plugs may seem unsightly, they quickly breakdown and disappear.
Over seeding is a great way to help fill in any thin areas and is also the best way to incorporate improved turf types into your lawn.
That’s right, there are actually varieties of grass that have improved color, drought resistance and even insect resistance that were not available just a few years back. Who would have thought…. New and Improved grass!!
Over seeding is planting grass seed directly “over” the existing turf right after a core aeration is completed. The aeration holes also create room for new seed to get under the lawn’s surface, making core aeration and over seeding the perfect combination.
The result will be new grass growth as well as increased root development for existing grass. This creates a thicker, greener and healthier lawn.