When it comes to lawn care, we are well aware that we need to water, mow, and fertilize. What’s next on the list? Core aeration is an essential part of an overall lawn health program. Watering, mowing, and fertilizing promote healthy turf growth. That growth can lead to excessive thatch and soil compaction. Our core aeration service punches holes through the thatch layer and pulls cores of soil from 3-4” down in the earth. This process opens up the root zone and allows air, water and nutrients to penetrate down to the roots. These openings create pockets for fresh growth to occur.
Aeration & Overseeding
This process combines the benefits of a standard aeration with the added benefit of new seed broadcast over the entire yard. This is a routine maintenance service that will keep a healthy lawn looking great. Aeration reduces soil compaction while pulling up fresh “cores” of soil that are beneficial to the seeding process. Overseeding allows for different varieties of grass to be added to your lawn, increasing species diversity and maximizing the health of the turf. This process makes your lawn more resilient to environmental stress, disease and insect pressure.
This is our most comprehensive lawn renovation process. We start with a double-pass core aeration of the yard. This will pull a large number of cores up from the soil. We follow up with a power-raking which pulverizes the cores, creating a light top-dressing while removing a small amount of thatch as well. The combination of these to processes creates a seed bed to which we apply a premium blend of turf seed matched to the conditions present on your lawn. The finishing touch is an application of stater fertilizer and lime to assist the new seed through its initial stages of development.
Lime application is a benefit multiplier. It helps all of the processes work better by balancing the pH level of your soil. This enables the grass plant to process nutrients more efficiently, while reducing buildup and fighting off diseases. Our certified lawn technicians will take regular pH tests of your lawn to make sure everything is in balance.