New Jersey Soil
Aeration and Overseeding
If your lawn is getting thin, turning brown or developing spots that just don't look as good as they should, an aeration and overseeding treatment may be the right solution.
Over time, most soil will become compacted or hard, and your turf has trouble filling in those thin and browning spots. Drought, disease and insects can also take their toll.
All 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 combining the power of professional aeration with overseeding.
During aeration a machine known as a core aerator pulls plugs of soil and thatch up from the lawn to break up compacted soil and creates 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 break up thatch, which can prevent water, fertilizer and insect controls from reaching the soil if it gets too thick.
Aerating your lawn is a great way to reduce thatch, loosen up compacted soils and make it easier for water and nutrients to reach the roots of your turf.
Aeration actually removes thin plugs of soil from the ground and deposits it in the turf. This plug contains not only soil, but more importantly, hungry microbes that begin digesting the layers of thatch. Over time, regular aeration will help reduce and control thatch, making fertilizing and watering your lawn more efficient.
Good lawn care practice suggest that lawns benefit the most from an annual core aeration, ideally treated in the fall which is the ideal time to over seed and improve the lawn.
Following 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 contact 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 well established.
For more information on lawn renovation, or to schedule aeration and overseeding, give us a call today.