As the weather begins to cool off and the leaves begin to change, your lawn is getting ready to go into a dormant phase for the winter. However, before that happens, is it important to aerate and overseed for a thick, lush lawn in the spring. At Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, Inc., we cannot stress enough the importance of fall aeration and overseeding. It is a tried and true method of guaranteeing a great lawn next year. However, we don’t expect you to just take our word for it; below we’ve listed a few of our favorite reasons to aerate and overseed in the fall.
1. Reduce Soil Compaction and Thatch
A rock-hard soil bed is not a great environment for the growth of quality grass. Aeration breaks up the soil, to leave loose soil that allows grass roots to plunge deep into the soil to find vital water resources for maximum health. Additionally, aeration breaks up harmful thatch which, left unchecked, can create a favorable environment for pests and disease.
2. Enhance Seed Germination
By penetrating the soil, moisture, air, and seeds are able to easily get all the way down to the root zone where nutrients are best absorbed. So, not only does your lawn get to breathe, it’s also ready to receive grass seed. Aeration and overseeding are done at the same time because the seed will be deposited in the aeration holes so they can germinate faster.
3. Reduce Weeds and Improve Lawn Appearance
You may be tempted to wait to worry about next year’s lawn until next year. However, aeration and overseeding provide benefits almost immediately. Because weeds thrive in weak areas, the best way to defend against them is a thick lawn. Also, if your lawn had any trouble with fungus, insects, or animals this year, core aeration and overseeding will help! You will start to see fewer weeds and thicker grass in as little as 7-10 days.
Nature’s Select™ offers an unbeatable combination of expert lawn aeration services and competitive pricing. To start building a healthy lawn, contact us today at (336) 768-7999 to request your free estimate. We serve Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas, including Pfafftown and Clemmons.