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The Why, When, & How of Aeration.

Are you looking for a greener and fuller lawn? Do you have some bare spots that you are looking to fill? Aeration and overseeding can help bring your lawn back to life.

Aeration is the process of perforating in the soil to all air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots. This gives the roots time to soak up all the nutrients that it may have been missing by being so compacted. Here is all you need to know about aerating and overseeding your lawn:

Why?

Improves Density & Color: With aeration and overseeding grass seed is planted directly into existing turf to fill in bare spots. It improves grass density, and the variety of grass for better color and texture of your lawn.

Allows Fertilization: Aeration reduces soil compaction, improves the process of fertilization, increases oxygen movement, allows rainfall and irrigation to better reach the root system, and helps prevent runoff. Aeration improves these items and much more.

A Tougher Lawn: Aeration and overseeding can increase the overall strength of your lawn. Your lawn will gain for weed tolerance, improved drought tolerance, insect resistance, and more. If you are looking for this then aeration and overseeding is for your lawn.

When?

Aeration should be performed twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

Spring: Make sure your lawn has been mown a few times before aerating to ensure that it is going to grow enough to take advantage of the nutrients it is about to receive.

Fall: The goal of aeration in the fall is to prepare the lawn for dormice of a cold winter ahead. The fall aeration process give your lawn the extra push that it needs to make it through the winter.

How?

Aeration is the process of perforating (creating small holes) in the soil to all air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass. This gives the roots time to soak up all the nutrients that it may have been missing by being so compacted. This is preformed by equipment that can perforates the hole into the soil for you.

LDK Lawn Services can take care of all your aeration needs. They have the equipment to perform the task and the knowledge to do what is best for your lawn. LDK can send out a turf specialist to take a look at your lawn and find all the treatments that it needs.

What’s Next?

Make sure your lawn is being water over the next few weeks and avoid mowing the lawn for 1-2 weeks so that the seeding is not damaged. Professional lawn care companies take care of the process of aeration and seeding, keeping your lawn watered is the only thing left for you to do. If you have a sprinkler system, LDK Lawn Services can help program your sprinkler to be on a schedule that makes sure your aeration and overseeding treatment is being optimized.

Schedule your consultation today! Our specialist will make sure your lawn gets exactly what it needs.  Already know what you want for your lawn? No problem LDK Lawn Services will give you a free quote today!

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