As a homeowner, you likely associate lawn care maintenance with mowing, watering and weeding — but there are a few other important steps you might be missing. Aeration and seeding are often overlooked, essential steps to ensuring a vibrant, healthy lawn that can help fight weed growth. In fact, four in five Americans with lawns don’t have aeration and seeding services performed for their lawn.
Aeration offers the top five benefits of lawn aeration and seeding — and why you should have these essential services performed during the late summer to fall.
1. Aeration lets the soil breathe
If you have a lawn, chances are it experiences a lot of foot traffic during the sunny summer months. The aeration process helps relieve soil compaction due to lawn traffic, which allows the lawn to receive nutrition.
2. Aeration reduces dead grass spots
Aeration helps manage dead grass build-up by introducing thatch-decomposing microorganisms from the soil to the top layer. Leaving your lawn untreated can be detrimental as it can make it more susceptible to insect and disease problems.
3. Aeration improves overall lawn health
Aeration works to provide your grass greater access to air, water and nutrients by opening a pathway to the root system. This will help your lawn look greener and healthier.
4. Grass becomes ready for a green spring
Aeration promotes root development and growth to help grasses overcome seasonal stresses such as summer drought. For cool-season grasses, seeding performed alongside aeration can improve the density of your lawn and enhance its color. Soil cultivation enhances the seed to topsoil contact necessary for germination and creates a moist, protected environment optimal for seedling growth and development.
5. Seeding helps fill in the gaps
Seeding can dramatically improve your lawn’s appearance by filling in bare spots and addressing thinning areas. Filling in any empty spaces also helps crowd out encroaching weeds.
According to our recent survey, 90% of people who have outsourced lawn care tasks to a pro are satisfied with the results. By partnering with Best Horticultural Services, homeowners don’t have to worry about purchasing or renting tools, using heavy equipment or risking injury — all while ensuring the highest quality for your lawn. In fact, experts can confidently select and use the highest quality seeds that aid in germination potential and provide improved disease and drought tolerance.”
As you prepare your lawn for the changing seasons, make sure you’re including all the important steps in your lawn care regimen. Aeration and seeding can make or break your lawn, and now is the best time to perform this treatment for healthy, lush grass come spring.
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