Overseeding Can Give Your Lawn the Boost It Needs
When fall arrives, many of us think the lawn care season is winding down. After months of keeping our lawns properly watered and mowed, and having fertilized and nurtured the grass, we might think most of the lawn care is done.
The truth is, fall is an important time for lawn care. The right treatments now can make the difference in the health of your lawn next spring.
Fall Lawn Care Needs
Fall is the perfect time for core aeration and overseeding. These two processes work best together, and Grass Master recommends combining the two in the fall when conditions best support it.
Fall gives you the perfect combination of warm soil and cool weather. These are ideal conditions for grass growth. And while grass grows well in the fall, weeds don’t. Most weed growth takes place in the summer. By choosing fall for overseeding, you’re picking the best time to encourage the grass you want without the weeds that you don’t.
How Core Aeration Works
Core aeration is the process of removing plugs of soil throughout your lawn. This alleviates compacted soil and thatch. (Thatch is comprised of dead stems, leaves and live roots that can build up and inhibit grass growth.) With core aeration, a machine removes plugs throughout your lawn, allowing air, water and nutrients to reach the root zone of your grass.
When core aeration is a regular part of your lawn maintenance program, you’ll have stronger grass roots and a healthier lawn.
How Overseeding Works
Core aeration is best when paired with overseeding, which consists of adding a layer of grass seed to an existing lawn. At Grass Master, we use a high-grade formulation of weed-free grass mix for overseeding. This practice helps fill in bare and thinning patches throughout the lawn, leaving it looking fuller and promoting a better grass variety.
If you’re interested in core aeration and overseeding, or year around lawn care packages, contact Grass Master today.