Want your lawn to be healthier and greener? We recommend have your lawn aerated in the spring and fall each year. A Classic Cut‘s aeration services promote younger, stronger and healthier lawns.
Aeration decreases light thatch and creates openings in the soil so that water and oxygen can penetrate and nourish the roots of the lawn – giving them more room to spread and strengthen. You will see the difference it makes. In addition, fertilizer, weed control, will work better when able to penetrate the soil more easily.
May is the ideal time to do spring aerations here in Indiana – therefore, we’ll schedule your service for late April – end of May. Fall aeration will typically be done in September or October.
*If your thatch is more than a 1/2″ thick, your lawn may also need de-thatching. This should be done before aeration and over-seeding. We have found that the thatch is usually taken care of with the aeration alone. We no longer offer de-thatching here, since the majority of our clients have only needed aeration services.
For a thicker and fuller lawn, aeration coupled with over-seeding in the late summer / fall is recommended.
ACCLC over-seeding is when we spread high-quality grass seed over your newly aerated lawn. This is recommended at the same time as fall aeration for best results. We can overseed in the spring, too, but with the excessive summer heat, it seems to germinate and survive better when applied in the fall. In addition, if you seed in the spring, you won’t be able to put down crabgrass preventative down — therefore, you’ll likely have more weeds. Once the roots are established, they can better withstand the changes in temperatures – both hot and cold.
What Should I Do AFTER my Lawn has Aeration &/or Seeding Service?
It’s important to keep your lawn moist for two weeks following the treatments. Water the lawn immediately after seeding is completed – and water to dampen the seed and soil every day for two weeks.