Why aerate? Because your lawn can’t breathe!
Call Mother Nature’s; we can help and “we know the secret.”
Compacted soil and heavy thatch are the two biggest obstacles to a beautiful lawn. This tends to suffocate grass by preventing air, water and nutrients from reaching the root zone; meaning your lawn looks less than satisfactory in spite of good fertilization, watering and care.
Aeration opens up the thatch and helps relieve compaction. It should be a regular part of your annual lawn maintenance. Aeration is accomplished by the use of a machine equipped with cylinder-like tines designed to penetrate and shatter soil. Half-inch diameter plugs of thatch and soil are actually pulled from the ground during the process. The plunging action of the tines into the ground opens up the soil and allows the grass to breathe. This process promotes deeper, healthier roots.
Benefits of aeration…
- Increased air, water and nutrient movement to the root zone
- Intensifies decomposition of thatch and helps incorporate organic matter into the soil
- Relieves soil compaction
- Stimulates new growth and increase effectiveness of applied fertilizers and weed control
- Improves drainage and provides a better environment for over-seeding
- Increases tolerance to heat and cold
- Helpful lawn advise, since, “we know the secret.”
- The best time to over-seed fescue is September 15th through October 15th. This is also the appropriate time for aeration; aerate first, then over-seed.
- You can purchase your fescue at sod stores, home and garden centers such as Lowe’s and Home Depot, but never buy “general purpose grass seed or Tulsa fescue.” These are not best for this area.
- It is best to use 10 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. for bare areas and apply 2-5 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. for established turf. Apply half in one direction and half in the other direction.
- Lightly water the new seed twice a day for 14 days. Keep area moist but DO NOT OVER WATER.
- Mother Nature’s lawn fertilization application will not harm your new seed, however, PLEASE CALL US AND LET US KNOW YOU SEEDED. We will not be able to use weed-control, as we do not want to harm your new turf.
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