Growing a lush, beautiful lawn in the Louisville, KY, area is not something that simply happens overnight. It requires a lot of work, proper care, and a proven strategy. Core aeration and overseeding are two lawn care services that work in conjunction to help you grow the beautiful lawn you desire. Core aeration is a process that involves removing plugs of soil from your lawn to relieve compaction. This creates small holes in your lawn that make it easier for water and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass. Overseeding involves spreading grass seeds all over your lawn to fill in bare spots and promote thicker growth. Core aeration and overseeding should always be done together because each one of these services complements the other. Moreover, the best time to have these services completed is in the fall. This is because soil tends to be compacted by end of summer and core aeration helps to relieve this. Continue reading to learn about why you should combine these two services to get the lush, strong lawn you've always wanted.
What is core aeration?
Core aeration is a process of removing small plugs or cores of soil from the lawn. This service is performed to alleviate soil compaction and to make it easier for nutrients and other resources like water, air, and sunlight to reach the roots of your grass. This process is generally performed by using a machine called an aerator, which removes plugs of soil form your lawn as it runs over your turf.
Along with relieving soil compaction, core aeration also helps prevent thatch from building up on your lawn.
What is overseeding?
Overseeding involves spreading grass seeds all over your lawn. This service helps to fill in any bare or patchy spots in your lawn with new grass and helps you achieve a thicker, lusher lawn. When overseeding, it’s important to use grass seeds that work well with your soil conditions and the type of grass you already have growing on your lawn. Not all grass seeds will flourish in the Louisville, KY, area, so be sure to do your research first and choose seeds that are known to grow well in your area.
Why should core aeration and overseeding be done at the same time?
Core aeration and overseeding are two services that work in conjunction to promote the growth of a healthy, lush lawn. When you overseed immediately after you have had your lawn aerated, the grass seeds will fall right into the small holes created during the aeration process. This promotes a high degree of “seed-to-soil contact” and increases the chances that the seeds will successfully germinate. If you overseed without first aerating your lawn, a majority of the seeds will end up sitting on the surface of the ground where they can be blown away, stepped on, or snatched up by birds. And if you have your lawn aerated but don’t overseed it, you won’t be promoting any new growth to fill in bare, patchy areas of your lawn. In order to get the maximum benefit of both of these services, it’s important to always have core aeration and overseeding completed at the same time.
When should core aeration and overseeding be done?
The best time to have core aeration and overseeding completed is during the fall. The summer months can be hard on your lawn, with heat, drought, and foot traffic all taking their toll. However, by aerating and overseeding in the fall, you can help your lawn recover from these stresses and prepare for the winter months ahead.
Call us today to schedule our core aeration and overseeding services.
If you want to improve the appearance and health of your lawn, give us a call to schedule our core aeration and overseeding services. Our core aeration service makes it easier for water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass and our overseeding service helps fill in areas of your lawn that are patchy or bare. We offer our core aeration and overseeding services in Louisville, KY, and the surrounding areas as well as Jeffersonville, New Albany, and Sellersburg, %%in-statefull%. Give us a call today at (812) 590-8864 to schedule these services.