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Aeration and Overseeding In The Fall

Fall Lawn Care: Aeration and Overseeding

Aeration and Overseeding rejuvenates the grass!

Fall is the best time to Aerate and Overseed your lawn.  Conditions around Lynchburg tend to be best between September to October when the days and nights are both cool and mild, creating ideal conditions for seed germination. The ground in at this time is usually soft enough to get decent plugs in, and seed is better able to retain moisture in these conditions as well.

Why Aerate Your Lawn

Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the roots in your grass. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. There are a number of benefits to this, including:

  • Improving your lawn drainage
  • Increased benefits from your fertilizer
  • Winterizing your lawn

Aeration is critical to achieving a beautiful lawn, but most people simply don’t realize it or just don’t understand the process. If you want your lawn to look its’ best, aeration should become an integral part of your regular lawn care and maintenance.

Why Overseed Your Lawn?

Overseeding is the planting of grass seed directly into existing turf, without tearing up the soil. It’s an easy way to fill in bare spots, improve your lawns’ health, or even enhance your lawn’s color.  After summer droughts, diseases, and plenty of foot traffic your lawn may look old, or worn out.  A lawn that is never overseeded tends to grow weary and old fast. Following lawn aeration, lawn seeding helps thicken up the turf layer and further reduce weed growth, along with other benefits including:

  • Filling in damaged areas
  • Improving your lawn’s appearance
  • Enhancing your lawn’s ability to protect itself

In this part of Virginia, we often have cold winters and hot summers, but a healthy lawn will withstand the annual ups and downs of weather and keep your lawn looking great all year long!

Aerate and Overseed Your Lawn Together

Aeration provides the perfect spacing and conditions in your lawn for seed to grow and mature. Since you are introducing new grass seed, it will take all of the available water, oxygen, and nutrients and starve out the weeds as well. Done right, aerating combined with over-seeding will give your lawn a brand-new look!

Let’s get your lawn back to beautiful today!