Fall services are generally geared up with the beginning of September, and it almost always starts with the process of aeration and overseeding. Ashton Walden is fully prepared to handle the needs of your turf this fall! Labor Day may have come and gone, but the labor for your lawn’s fall service needs are just beginning to ramp up.
How to Know When to Aerate and Overseed
Soil compaction is the number one way to know that it is time for your turf to be aerated, followed by overseeding. A clear sign of compacted soil is pooling water, which shows that your grass isn’t able to soak up the moisture from rainfall needed to ensure it is hydrated properly. Another way to know that your soil is becoming compact is to test the toughness. To do so, all you need is a screwdriver or another stick-like metal tool, and try pressing it into different areas of your lawn. If this process is done with ease, you are probably fine. However, if it is a little harder to do, it can be a clear sign that you need your lawn aerated.
When your turf is showing some of these signs, Ashton Walden Turf Services can be the ones you call for help! We have extensive knowledge and resources surrounding aeration and overseeding and want to share it with all of our valued clients!
Why You Should Aerate Your Turf
Aeration, when you get down to the nitty-gritty of it, is pretty much intentionally tearing up a lawn. While it isn’t going to ruin the lawn or the look of your landscaping, it still is technically pulling up the soil from underneath your turf. This is done to loosen the soil in order for it to receive the water, air, and nutrients it needs to thrive.
Benefits of Aeration Include:
- Reducing soil compaction
- Elimination of excess water
- Promoting stronger root health
- Improving water intake
- Breaks down thatch build-up
- Improving fertilizer intake
Why You Should Overseed
Overseeding is done after aeration because aeration will allow your turf to be better prepared to accept the nutrients it needs. By loosening the soil and then laying down the seed in an abundant way, your turf will feel and react to the full benefits of the seed.
Benefits of Overseeding Include:
- Promoting healthy growth
- Improved physical appearance
- Reduced erosion
Ready to Aerate and Overseed Your Lawn?
Ashton Walden is equipped with the tools and knowledge to properly aerate and overseed all types of turf this autumn.
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