Aeration is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn
It’s a safe bet that the most beautiful lawns you see here in the Piedmont are ones that are aerated and seeded in the fall. Because of the heavy clay content of our soil, compaction is a problem, preventing oxygen from reaching the roots of the grass plants, causing the plants to develop shallow roots and making the plant more susceptible to drought, heat and disease stress.
Aeration can be done in spring or fall. Both Fall Aeration and Spring Aeration (removing cores of soil) helps break up the compacted soil, providing oxygen for the roots and helps develop a rich topsoil. Your grass will have greater nutrient uptake giving you better and deeper root growth. Spring aeration prepares your lawn to respond better to spring and summer nutrient applications, and absorb irrigation and rainfall with less runoff or puddling. Fall aeration helps existing grass improve rooting and nutrient uptake, and benefits any seeding done in fall.
Fall seeding is required to maintain dense, healthy strands of grass. The average life cycle of fescue is about 3 years and every year, the normal fescue lawn loses about 1/3 of grass; it only makes sense to replace what’s lost.
Please note that we do not recommend reseeding large areas in spring (patching is OK). The pre-emergent weed controls used to reduce weed populations all season will prevent grass seed from germinating, causing seeding failure.
We provide the finest quality aeration and seeding in the industry using core aeration or deep tine aeration, depending upon weather conditions. All small areas and corners are precision worked by hand to produce optimum results. Having a great looking lawn in the spring starts with exceptional aeration and seeding in the fall.
BENEFITS OF AERATION
- Improves Turfgrass rooting within 2 to 3 weeks
- Improves fertilizer & lime uptake
- Improves resiliency and cushioning
- Improves biological activity of micro-organisms
- Enhances soil water uptake and use
- Enhances thatch breakdown
- Enhances heat and drought stress tolerance
- Reduces water runoff and puddling immediately
- Grass roots grow better for healthier, hardier plants
- Grass is encouraged to fill in
- Beneficial earthworms thrive
- Nutrients are uniformly mixed
- Oxygen can reach the root zone