Reverse Lawn Deterioration With Fall Aeration and Overseeding
As summer begins to wind down here in New Hampshire, and fall quickly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your fall lawn care. East Coast summers can be harsh on even the healthiest lawns as soil compaction, drought, and high heat can cause stress, damage, and fatigue. If your grass shows bare patches and is spongy in certain areas, you may have compacted soil.
Compacted soil is essentially a build-up of thatch, or layer of grass clippings and organic matter that form a barrier at the base of your turf. It reduces the rate of both water infiltration and drainage preventing nutrients and water from getting to and from your grassroots. This will cause your grass to become malnourished and dehydrated. Weakening, over time, it will die.
Other Signs You Have Compacted Soil
Water sitting on the surface of your lawn could be a sign of compact soil in a low-lying area. These areas aren’t just ugly but they are also breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Very Hard Soil
The true sign of compact soil is dense soil that is extremely tough to penetrate. Try pushing a shovel or screwdriver into the earth. If it isn’t easy you have a problem and should consider aerating your lawn.
What is Core Aeration?
Aeration is the process of creating holes throughout your lawn to redistribute the soil. The holes made by the aeration process allow air, water, and nutrients back into the roots of your grass. Doing this will help breathe new life back into your lawn, along with many other benefits. Some of them include:
- Deeper, stronger root growth
- Thicker, healthier grass
- Grass grows much easier
- Fills in bald and thin patches in your yard
- Reduces water runoff
- A healthier, more substantial yard
At Alliance Landscaping, we offer professional aeration and overseeding services throughout the Manchester region that can reverse existing deterioration and restore the overall health of your residential or commercial property.
When is the Best Time to Aerate?
Knowing the best time to aerate is essential to getting the most out of the process. You can aerate your yard anytime during the growing season but we recommended aeration and overseeding to be provided in spring or fall. Spring aeration will provide faster green-up while fall aeration helps promote stronger roots while providing the perfect bed for overseeding.
The Benefits of Overseeding Your Lawn
After aerating your lawn it is primed and ready for overseeding. Overseeding is the introduction of new types of grass seed to the existing lawn with other strains of grass. It’s many purposes include:
- To fill in any bare areas
- To create thicker grass and prevent weeds
- Thicker grass to prevent weeds
- Fend off pests, drought, and disease
- Enhance appearance and color
At Alliance Landscaping, our overseeding process introduces disease and insect-resistant plants throughout the impacted areas of your property. Our overseeding applications expedite the healing process and quickly improve lawn density and integrity.
Get Aeration and Overseeding Services from Alliance Landscaping
Allow Alliance Landscaping, to develop a customized aeration and seeding solution to optimize results on every property we service. Our talented team of trained technicians will carefully evaluate your lawn to pinpoint trouble spots and create a treatment plan personalized to your yard’s needs.
We also offer lawn care programs to keep your lawn looking green and healthy all year long.