Aeration & Seeding
Over time your yard becomes compacted. Whether it’s walking, running, mowing or any other activity compaction occurs because of the downward force onto the soil. This compaction increases the density and slows down essential nutrients like water and oxygen from reaching the lower layers.
Aeration, when done regularly, is a great way to reduce the effects of activities by loosening the top layer of soil and allowing the soil, and the grass to breath a little easier. This allows for a healthier lawn.
Your grass will determine the best time to perform this service. Bermuda, Zoysia and other warm season grasses are best aerated in the spring around the time they start greening up. Cool season grasses, such as Fescue are best aerated in the fall, typically in September before the leaves fall. Due to the nature of Fescue it is also best to overseed at this time with a good starter fertilizer to ensure your lawn looks good all year!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is aeration?
Aeration is the mechanical removal of soil cores from the lawn. These one to two inch cores are left on top of the lawn and as the cores break down, microbes feed on and break down thatch. Thatch is the spongy and often impervious layer of decaying material between the crown of the grass plants and the soil.
Why is aeration needed?
Not only does aeration help reduce soil compaction, but it allows water to reach deep and through the root zone. This benefits microorganisms living in the soil. These organisms break down existing thatch, improve soil quality and release additional nutrients for healthy plant development. Nutrients are easily taken in by the plant when aeration is completed. The holes created through aeration in the soil allow roots to expand, resulting in improved turf quality and vitality.
When is the best time to have your lawn aerated and overseeded?
The most effective time of year for aerating and overseeding is in the fall for cool season grasses, such as tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass, and in the spring or summer for warm season grasses, such as bermudagrass and zoysiagrass.
What are the benefits of overseeding?
Overseeding allows new grass varieties to be introduced to a lawn to resist diseases and insect attacks. Similarly, as a lawn thickens with the new seed growth, it will also be better suited to crowd out weeds.
About the Founder and CEO
Edward Solomon has been in the landscape industry for a decade and loves every minute of it! Originally from Canada, he graduated from Spartanburg Methodist College with a golf scholarship, and went on to USC – Upstate. There he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. After trying traditional jobs he thought that landscaping might afford him the enjoyment he was looking for.
Several years later he went to school at Spartanburg Community College for horticulture. Now a decade in “It still doesn’t feel like work.”