Overseeding After Aeration
Combining overseeding with core aeration is a great way to reinvigorate a less-than-thick-lawn. This will provide improved seed-to-soil contact for better germination. We will broadcast a high quality certified seed, and it will make better contact with the soil through the holes made by aeration. A starter fertilizer that’s high in phosphorus will get the new grass off to a good start, and seedlings should sprout within seven to 14 days. It’s important to keep the soil moist with daily watering until the grass is tall enough to mow. It is important not to mow until new plants have reached at least 3″ of height. After the first mowing, waterings can gradually be spaced farther apart as the new grass becomes established.
How Core Aeration Works
Aeration removes small cores of soil 1″ to 3″ in length from your lawn. These cores break apart fairly quickly after watering and mowing. Aerating relieves pressure from compacted soils, letting oxygen, water and nutrients move more freely throughout the root zone. Performed annually, aeration significantly reduces thatch build-up and improves turf growth.