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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.