Aeration and Seeding
Your Fall Lawn Care Priority
As the weather is cooling, your lawn care check list is probably getting shorter and shorter. Before you consider yourself done for the season, there’s one more thing you’ll want to do: aeration and seeding. Learn why this should be a priority for the health of your lawn.
Aeration and Seeding
What It Is and Why It’s Important
As the name suggests, aeration is the process of aerating your soil by pulling plugs out of your lawn or using a chemical solution that loosens the soil evenly. This is important because after a year of rain and use, your lawn is probably suffering from compaction, which will prevent your grass from thriving in the springtime.
When you aerate, you are exposing the soil to air and creating little pockets of openings. It’s a great time to seed your lawn because the seeds are able to find a secure spot down in the soil to take root. This will allow your yard to have that luscious, thick carpet look come spring.
How to Do It
- Step 1: Choose the right timing. We recommend aerating your lawn in the fall at least four weeks before the first frost. This will help protect your lawn from issues like snow mold.
- Step 2: Choose an electric or manual aerator. We recommend choosing electric if you have a large area to cover. A manual option will be fine if it’s a small patch of grass.
- Step 3: Use the aerator to poke the small holes into the ground. It will pull 2″ to 3″ plugs of dirt from the ground. Ideally, the holes will be 2″ to 3″ apart.
- BONUS Step 4: Overseed your lawn. The grass seeds will be able to find secure places in the dirt and now have plenty of access to air and sun.
For Aeration and Seeding Help, Call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape.
We are your local lawn care company in Indiana and your neighbors who want to help you have your healthiest lawn yet. Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians know your lawn is unique and one of a kind, and we create your lawn plan specifically for you. We have four lawn care packages to ensure there is a lawn care plan for every home and budget. Plus, we offer core aeration as an individual service should you want to show your lawn some extra love.