Aeration includes penetrating the soil with small holes to enable air, h2O, and nutrients to enter the grassroots, helping the roots grow deeply and creating a better and more robust lawn.
Grass being deprived of its fundamental needs by compacted soil, lawn grasses struggle in stressful situations, such as heat and low rainfall, and lose their full and rich color. Grasses gradually thin and eventually die out altogether for lack of the oxygen, h2O, and nutrients available just inches away. Even a single aeration session can open the avenue for these essentials to reach their mark and put your grass back on an uphill course.
What Aerate Can Do For You
Aerate can help make your yard healthier by decreasing its maintenance conditions through these means:
· Enhanced air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
· Improved soil water uptake
· Increased fertilizer uptake & use
· Condensed water runoff and puddling
· Stronger turfgrass roots
· Diminished soil compaction
· Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
· Developed resiliency and cushioning
· Intensified thatch breakdown
Overseeding produces a thicker lawn which reduces or eliminates competition from weedy grasses, such as crabgrass, and other weeds. Over time, the grass gets old furthermore necessitating the need to be restored. Worn-out lawns invite weeds. Overseeding is a fast, economical way to help bring your lawn back to its lush, green self without tearing everything out and starting over.
Providing a cool-season grass into an existing warm-season grass yard will present color and rapid growth during the cold-weather-related dormant period of the warm-season grass. Seed determination should be based on the classes and varieties of cool-season grass that will establish quickly and then transition out easily when temperatures surge.
If a full complete carpet of lawn is what you’re after, overseeding can do this too. A well-timed serving of seeds and the right amount of water will transform a thinning lawn into a plush stretch of green. The blades of grass can no longer be counted but instead, flow together to form a flourishing surface. It rapidly grows into a more long-lasting, withstanding foot traffic, holding up to natural weathering and environmental stress.
The most suitable time to overseed your lawn is in late summer to early fall. In the fall season, the soil is warm enough to support germination, while the temperatures aren’t too intense for the delicate new grass to develop before winter sets. Soil precipitation required for germination is more beneficial as well. Spring is an alternate time if not completed in fall but do as early as feasible to allow seedlings enough time to establish before the summer heat begins.