Let Your Lawn Breathe

Your local Davey lawn care professionals provide lawn aeration (also known as core aeration) and overseeding services to rejuvenate and heal your lawn from excessive drought and foot traffic.

Aerification helps air and water penetrate the soil, which encourages deeper root growth and better turf quality and health.

What Is Core Aeration?

Core aeration is a process of using a specialized aeration machine with small hollow tines to remove “cores” of soil to help air, water and fertilizer penetrate deep into the soil. It also helps control thatch in your yard, which prevents nutrients from reaching your soil and roots.

Lawn Overseeding

When Is The Best Time To Overseed My Lawn?

Overseeding is an effective remedy for those pesky lawn issues.

You should consider overseeding because:

  1. It thickens turf, which discourages weed growth.
  2. It repairs burned or bare spots of grass brought on by summer’s heat.
  3. It improves the overall strength and vigor of the lawn.
  4. It’s the best way to create a uniform-looking lawn without having to do a full renovation.

The trick to proper overseeding is knowing your grass type. The two main kinds of turf—warm-season and cool-season grasses—are on different seeding schedules.

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What To Do Before Overseeding Your Lawn

Prepping your lawn before you overseed not only helps make sure the seeds actually sprout, it can also make a world of a difference in the health and appearance of your grass.

Wait until it’s the right time to overseed in your area:

  • In northern regions, shoot for early fall.
  • In southern regions, overseed in spring, especially if you are seeding with bermudagrass.

TLC For Your Lawn

Is your lawn looking weary from excessive drought or foot traffic?

Core aerification helps rejuvenate your lawn by removing small bits of thatch and soil to promote greater pore space for air and water movement and root growth.

Here are the benefits of core aeration:

  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Enhances soil water absorption
  • Improves fertilizer intake
  • Breaks down thatch
  • Reduces heat and drought stress

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