Aeration & Overseeding
Aerating your lawn is one of the things you need to do to have a healthy, growing lawn. Aeration is needed due to thatch buildup and soil compaction, two problems that can be caused by a number of things, including heavy use of your yard. When soil compacts, your grass cannot breathe or find much needed nutrients due to the compaction “suffocating” your lawn’s roots.
A simple way to tell whether your lawn needs to be aerated is the “screwdriver” test. See if you can easily push a screwdriver or shovel into your lawn’s soil. If you can, your soil is fine. But if you can only do this with a good amount of pressure, then your soil needs to be aerated.
Lawn aeration is an extremely important part to having a healthy lawn. Aerating involves punching holes in the lawn/ground, extracting plugs of soil. Aerating reduces soil compaction in the ground, providing the following benefits to the lawn and its root system.
- Helps oxygen to get to the roots and soil, allowing it to “breathe”
- Fertilizers and nutrients get better access to the root system
- Water is able to better absorb into the soil and reach the root system
- Helps reduce water runoff, helping limit soil erosion
- Helps to break up thatch (thatch commonly seen in acidic, very compacted, heavily fertilized soils with poor drainage)
- Tight, compacted soil is loosened up allowing the root system to grow
The Green Hill Landscaping Service Advantage
Core lawn aeration (two directions for better results) and over-seeding to existing turf areas. Slit-seeding to thinning areas as needed.
Note: Organic Compost can be spread to thinning areas as needed for an additional charge
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