Core Aeration & Overseeding
Are you dreaming of a thick, lush lawn but all you see is thin, sparse grass?
A lot of common issues can lead to a thinning lawn. Thatch buildup, heavy clay soils, and poor drainage are just a few of the issues that are common in Michigan lawns that could be preventing you from having the beautiful, healthy, full lawn you desire. So what can you do about it? A lawn aeration and overseeding may be the answer!
Lawn aeration is recommended twice a year to help combat some of the issues listed above. When you aerate your lawn and overseed at the same time, you get all the benefits of aeration (listed below) and overseeding, and optimize your overseeding results!
Lawn aeration, also called plug aeration or core aeration, is the process by which thousands of small cores of soil 1” to 3” in length are removed from your lawn. These cores naturally decompose and “melt” back in to the lawn after a few rainfalls. The holes created by yard aeration catch water and fertilizer and help relieve some of the pressure from compacted soils. Core aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn.
Benefits of lawn aeration include:
- Increased air, water, and nutrient movement to the root zone
- Intensified decompositions of thatch
- Decreased soil compaction
- Improved soil structure
- Increased stimulation of new grass growth
- Improved drainage
- Increased effectiveness of applied lawn fertilization and weed control products
- Better prevention and control of turf diseases
When we overseed your lawn, we can help to fill in the bare spots and thin areas with a grass type that is better suited to your lawn and more resistant to common insects and diseases. Because the seed we use blends in well with common Michigan turf grasses and is spread throughout the lawn, this service can provide a more uniform-looking lawn as well.
Benefits of overseeding include:
- Increased insect and disease resistant turf types
- Bare spots and thin areas filled in
- More uniform growth pattern in lawn
Lawn Aeration and Overseeding
Combining these two incredibly beneficial services gives you all the benefits of both services, AND MAKES OVERSEEDING MORE EFFECTIVE. The holes left by core aeration mean better seed-to-soil contact, which means a higher germination rate and the thicker, healthier lawn you’ve been dreaming of. These services are often done together in the fall for optimal results. Our trained professionals can always answer your questions about aeration and overseeding.