Aeration and Overseeding
Core aeration loosens compacted soils. It does not matter what kind of soil you have, over time it is compacted by the environment. So, in order to help loosen the soil, we core aerate.
- The Result: Root structures are more easily able to stretch, strengthen, grow deeper, and become denser.
- The Outcome: The grass plant becomes stronger and healthier. It is able to absorb nutrients more readily, thus improving the turf health.
Improve oxygen level in soil. Oxygen is very much needed in soil to sustain micro organism activity. Grass roots also need oxygen to operate at full capacity and be expelled back through the grass plant.
- The Result: Oxygen plays a significant role in making sure the soil environment is at optimum levels to keep the plant growth process happening
- The Outcome: The roots become more healthy and able to transfer much-needed nutrients through the grass blade
Core aeration reduced thatch in the lawn. First, what is thatch? No, it is not just dead grass clippings in the lawn. Thatch is a spongy layer that builds up at the base of the grass at the soil level. This spongy layer can cause you many problems. Some include grass thinning and die-back, lawn diseases/fungus, poor airflow, and undesired look.
- The Result: Reducing thatch build-up will be very helpful in fighting to keep the lawn in good health. As you see, thatch buildup can be devastating to a lawn.
- The Outcome: Thatch reduction is a great way to protect your lawn from major issues. We do not often think about thatch, but it is a major factor in health deterioration of lawns.
Deeper water penetration into the soil. Most water does not get deep enough to consistently supply the roots with sufficient fluids. Most heavy rains runoff. Most people do not irrigate properly to give good liquid nutrition.
- The Result: By removing cores in the lawn, pockets open, allowing water to enter the soil at a deeper level, thus encouraging root uptake.
- The Outcome: The roots are able to easily take in fluids, and increase the resilience of the lawn.
One of the most common questions in lawn care, is “Why Should I Core Aerate?”. Many people are skeptical of the process for a myriad of reasons. But the most common response, is that the customer does not see any results from it… This could not be any more FALSE! Though it is easy to see results from a fertilizer or weed control to the lawn, you do see the results of the Core Aeration Process. It is recommended that aerations be performed 2 times in a season. Once in the Spring, and again in the Fall. Here are a couple examples of those results:
Turfgrass is a living plant. It needs many types of nutrients to stay healthy. As time goes by, the lawn begins to get tired, worn out, and even decreases in health. This is normal aging process. So, in order to help the lawn to keep sustaining, overseeding is recommended. Overseeding in tandem with core aeration is a tried and true way to keep new growth generating and keep that lawn at maximum health, density, and looks. We utilize the best quality weed-free grass seed on the market. There is also a science in overseeding to get the most growth. As cores are removed from aerating the lawn, this creates a pocket that grass seed can fall into and begin to germinate. Also, the seed that is layered on the lawn will have a place to germinate as the plugs breakdown from the core removal process as well.