Aeration and Overseeding
Core aeration effectively “opens the pores” of compacted soils and reduces unhealthy thatch buildup. Compaction and thatch are the primary obstacles that keep nutrients, water and air from reaching the root structure. Remember, it’s the health of what’s hidden below the surface that determines the appearance of the lush green lawn we all enjoy. Water and nutrients are not intended for the green upper portion of your plants. Core aeration allows your irrigation and fertilizer investment to truly work for you and also increases the seed-soil contact and improves germination and establishment rates when you coincide lawn overseeding with aeration.
Overseeding your lawn means you’re sowing seed over existing grass in order to fill in the bare patches. Therefore, overseeding lawns makes sense only if the existing grass is healthy enough and abundant enough to be worth keeping. The purpose of doing these two operations is to grow the thickness, color and most importantly, the root health of your lawn. It is highly recommended to complete both aeration and overseeding in the Fall and to perform both of these operations together every year.