Achieving a healthy and vibrant lawn in Indiana is no easy task and it will take a lot of work to accomplish. Two services that work together to help you achieve such a lawn are core aeration and overseeding. Core aeration is the process of loosening compacted soil to make it easier for nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. Overseeding is the process of spreading seeds across your lawn to fill in bare or patchy areas and to increase the density of your turf. These two services should always be combined because each one benefits the other and they will work together to help you get the beautiful and healthy lawn that you've always wanted.
What is core aeration?
Core aeration is the process of removing small cores of soil from your lawn using a tool called a core aerator. The purpose of core aeration is to loosen compacted soil on your property and to create pathways that essential nutrients and other resources can use to reach the roots of your grass. With improved access to nutrients and other resources, your grass will be able to establish deeper roots and make better use of the nutrients that it receives. In addition to relieving soil compaction, core aeration also helps prevent an accumulation of thatch on your lawn. This is important because thatch can block nutrients, water, and other resources from reaching the roots of your grass.
After the core aeration process, soil plugs will be left on your lawn. You can leave these plugs there to decompose and they will return nutrients back to your lawn!
What is Overseeding?
Overseeding is the process of spreading grass seeds across your lawn. This service is designed to fill in any bare or patchy areas of your lawn and to increase the density of your turf. When overseeding your lawn, you'll want to make sure that you use a grass seed that will work with the grass type you already have and the soil conditions in your lawn. Not all grass seeds will thrive in the Elkhart, IN area, so make sure you do your research and only use seeds that will flourish in your lawn.
Why should core aeration and overseeding always be combined?
Core aeration and overseeding are two lawn care services that work together perfectly to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful lawn. When you overseed directly after your lawn has been aerated, the grass seeds will be able to fall into the holes that were created during the aeration process. This will give them great seed-to-soil contact and will increase their chances of successfully germinating. If you overseed without aeration, the seeds will fall on top of your lawn where they could be blown away or even eaten by animals, and it's likely that not as many seeds will germinate successfully.
If you aerate your lawn but don't overseed it, you'll be giving your existing grass access to nutrients and other resources, but it won't fill in any bare or patchy areas of your lawn. To reap the maximum benefits of both of these services, you should always combine aeration and overseeding!
Contact us today to schedule our core aeration and overseeding services.
If you're looking to improve the health and appearance of your lawn, it's time to give us a call to sign up for our core aeration and overseeding services. Our core aeration service will make it easier for nutrients to reach the roots of your grass and our overseeding service will fill in any bare or patchy areas on your lawn. We offer these services to property owners in Elkhart, Granger, South Bend, IN and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (574) 326-3526 to schedule these services.