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why your lawn needs aeration & overseeding in the fall

Why Your Lawn Needs Core Aeration & Overseeding in the Fall

Here is why lawns need core aeration & overseeding in the fall in Calvert County, MD.

Core aeration and overseeding are most effective in the fall when your lawn can benefit from the extra boost of health it needs to survive the winter, return vibrant and healthy in spring.

Your lawn requires routine lawn maintenance to stay strong and healthy throughout the year, particularly during the cooler months in the fall and spring. Providing your lawn with certain services like core aeration and overseeding sets a strong healthy foundation for spring.

Aeration and overseeding in the fall will allow your new seed to germinate while the soil temperatures are ideal for planting new grass. Soil temperatures during the fall will give your new grass seed a boost preparing your lawn when spring returns next year.

Rejuvenate Your Lawn With Core Aeration & Overseeding

In order for your lawn to be well prepared for the spring, it needs to be in its best shape. Aeration and overseeding your lawn in the fall will give your lawn the boost necessary to return thick and full in the spring.

With core aeration, you are introducing air into the soil of your lawn, using a machine called a core aerator. Core aeration provides your lawn with a strong foundation and has many benefits including:
  • Reduces soil compaction allowing roots to grow
  • Grows deeper roots by allowing air into the root system
  • Helps break down thatch preventing lawn suffocation
  • Allows fertilizer and water to access the root zone
  • When done with overseeding it makes for optimal conditions to grow new grass.

Increases Seed Germination in the Fall

Core aeration in the fall removes built up debris from your lawn and allows greater access to your lawn’s soil. Your soil becomes nice and loose and creates the perfect environment for tiny seeds to germinate.

Aeration breaks up compacted soil and provides holes for your seeds to sink deep down into. These holes provide a safe hiding place for your grass seeds, away from foot traffic, pest, cold, frost, and other surface disturbances. When you follow this up with overseeding.

Aeration and overseeding are most effective in the fall when your lawn can benefit from the extra boost of health it needs to survive the winter and return vibrant and healthy in spring.

If you choose to not aerate and overseed your lawn in the fall, it may struggle to grow back once spring returns. To guarantee a thick green lawn in spring, we always recommend aerating and overseed your lawn every fall.

Improves Your Lawn’s Appearance in the Spring

A lawn that is free of pests, weeds, and diseases, always looks best. Core aeration creates the optimal environment for your soil to deliver nutrients to your grass to keep it looking lush, thick, and green.

Aeration and overseeding prevents diseases, pest infestation, and crowds out weeds so your lawn can grow thick and strong in the spring. Because your lawn is in its best shape before the winter hits, it will not suffer through the cold as much as a weak lawn would.

Once spring returns, your lawn will have a head start, and grow back thick and vibrant.

Tips to remember when you perform core aeration and overseeding

  • Mow your lawn first to allow the aerator to pull deeper cores
  • Also, if overseeding then skip a week of mowing
  • Make sure the surface of your lawn stays moist and does not dry out

Strengthen your lawn and prepare it for the spring with our core aeration and overseeding services.

Cooler months are fast approaching; is your lawn prepared? Help get your lawn ready for the spring with our core aeration and overseeding services that boost your lawn’s health and growth.

Call us today at 410-610-7626 to learn more about our core aeration and overseeding services for your lawn in Calvert County, MD.

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