At A Classic Cut, we offer professional aeration and overseeding services to help keep your lawn looking its best. Our services promote younger, stronger, and healthier lawns by decreasing thatch and creating openings in the soil for better absorption of water and nutrients. We use high-quality grass seed and follow best practices to ensure the best possible results for your lawn.
Aeration is the process of removing small plugs of soil from your lawn. It is essential for lawns because it helps to loosen compacted soil, which can prevent air, water, and nutrients from reaching the roots of your grass. Compacted soil can also restrict root growth, making it harder for your lawn to absorb nutrients and water from the soil. Aeration helps to alleviate these issues by creating openings in the soil, allowing air, water, and nutrients to penetrate more easily.
*Before your aeration, the lawn should be cut much shorter and the lawn watered to soften the soil so the aeration is most productive.
Overseeding is another important practice that can help improve the health of your lawn. It involves spreading grass seed over your existing lawn to promote a fuller lawn. Over time, lawns can become thin and patchy due to heavy foot traffic, disease, pests or drought. By overseeding, you can add new grass seed to your lawn, which can help fill in bare spots and improve the overall thickness and density of your grass.
Do You Need Aeration?
If you are unsure whether your lawn needs aeration, there are some signs to look out for. If your lawn is looking thin or patchy, has areas of compacted soil, or has a lot of thatch (dead grass and debris that builds up on the surface), it may be time to aerate. A professional lawn care company, like A Classic Cut, can assess the condition of your lawn and recommend the best course of action.
When to Aerate & Overseed
We recommend spring aeration in late April/May and fall aeration in September/October.
Overseeding is usually done in the fall because the cooler temperatures and increased moisture help new grass seed to germinate more quickly and establish itself before the following hot summer months arrive. Spring is also a good time to overseed, but the heat and increased competition from weeds can make it more challenging to get good results and you must be more committed to watering daily for 2-3 weeks.
After Aeration & Overseeding
After your lawn has been aerated and overseeded, it’s important to take care of it properly to ensure the best possible results. Keep your lawn moist for two weeks following the treatments by lightly watering it daily for 14-21 days – twice a day, if possible. Be patient – it can take several weeks for the new grass seed to germinate and start to fill in bare spots.
There are other steps you can take to keep your lawn healthy and looking its best. Regular mowing, fertilizing and weed control are all important practices that can help keep your lawn in top condition. A Classic Cut can help you develop a comprehensive lawn care plan that meets the specific needs of your lawn.
In conclusion, aeration and overseeding are important lawn care practices that can help keep your lawn looking healthy, lush, and green. By working together to improve the health of your grass, they can ensure your lawn looks its best all year round.