Fall Lawn Care Tips: Aeration and Overseeding For A Greener Lawn

Fall has arrived and so has the time to consider your fall lawn care needs. Many home and business owners are not aware that fall is the perfect time to aerate and seed their lawn in Annapolis, MD. Taking the time to have this performed on your lawn will guarantee a fuller and healthier lawn in the next growing season.

Some of the benefits of aerating and overseeding your lawn are:

  • Spring will deliver a full, lush, green lawn to enjoy
  • Any existing bare spots or thin areas of the lawn will fill in as the new seeds germinate
  • Aerating breaks up thatch naturally by increasing air flow and increasing microbe activity
  • Aerating prevents weeds and disease naturally, avoiding the use of pesticides
  • Aerating creates the optimal conditions for grass seeds to germinate

Aeration is an important annual step to ensure the health and beauty of your lawn. We begin with removing small plugs of dirt throughout the entire yard, removing parts of the thatch which allows for greater airflow, nutrient absorption deep in the root system and allows microbe activity to flourish creating a healthier lawn.

Seeding after aeration takes advantage of these new spaces created. It will allow the new roots being formed by the germinating seeds to get a deeper hold in the soil and make them stronger, fighting off weed growth in the spring naturally.

If your lawn has a thick layer of thatch, it is necessary to remove this layer to give the new seeds the ability to form health root structures. Several types of grass will have a thicker thatch layer such as creeping red fescue and Kentucky bluegrass. Choosing seeds such as tall fescue or perennial ryegrass will usually not create a thick thatch layer.

This process is usually completed all in one visit by our highly trained technicians. If you are ready to revitalize your lawn and ensure a greener more healthy lawn in the spring, contact us today at (301) 501-5030 to schedule your free quote.