Early fall is the perfect timing for lawn renovation as it will organically outcompete weed seeds and crab grass which germinate in spring.
Core aeration and slice seeding is recommended when your lawn is thin, has bare areas, or to introduce new grass varieties to an old worn-out lawn. The introduction of superior turf grasses and organic practices will help reduce lawn disease, insect, and weed pressures and improve the overall condition of your lawn.
Organic Benefits of Core Aeration and Slice Seeding:
- Reduces soil compaction
A rock hard soil bed is not conducive to a healthy lawn. Loose soil allows grass roots to plunge deeper into the soil to find vital water resources in times of stress.
- Reduces thatch
Thatch is made up of grass stems and roots that accumulate faster than they breakdown. Excessive thatch creates an environment that is favorable to pests and disease.
- Allows access to the root zone
By penetrating the soil, you’re allowing moisture, air, & food to the root zone where nutrients are absorbed.
- Enhances seed germination
Seeds germinate easily in aerator holes as the holes provide them a place to hide.
- Fills in bare or thin areas
as well as thickening existing turf. Many factors contribute to the breakdown of old grass including foot traffic, heat, lack of water, environmental conditions, pet waste, etc.
- Builds resistance to disease
By incorporating different blends of grass seed diversity reduces risk to diseases that can wipe out the entire lawn.
- Reduces weeds
Opportunistic weeds germinate in areas where they can be successful. Crabgrass grows in thin areas, nutsedge pops up in thin/low spots, and broadleaf weeds spread where there is little desirable grass. The best defense is to have a healthy lawn.
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