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Fall Aeration and Overseeding Services in Birmingham
Most homeowners are constantly looking for ways to improve or fix any problem in their homes. It can either go from pests in your home or keeping your lawn very well maintained. The undisputed best time of year to aerate and seed a lawn is in the fall. Warm soils, cool nights and dying annual weeds make fall conditions the ideal time for aeration combined with overseeding as well as general lawn seeding.
Unlike fall, spring soils are cold and packed full of dormant weed seeds ready to grow. In the spring, the competition is fierce as annual weeds attempt and often win the race for growing space, outcompeting your newly seeded lawn. If those factors were not enough, typical summer heat can spell trouble for young grass plants with shallow and tender root systems, often succumbing to disease, heat, and or drought. Many have tried their best only to be defeated, left staring at more crabgrass than lawn come July.
What are the benefits of aeration and overseeding?
Aeration by itself is a wonder tool to help reduce normal compaction caused from use and even mowing a lawn. Core aeration is a simple, yet effective way to give the lawn’s root system the air pockets they need to grow and stay healthy. Other benefits include increased moisture penetration, improved penetration of fertilizers and other lawn products, and assists in the rate of thatch decomposition.
Aeration creates small holes in the lawn about an inch in diameter and a few inches deep…a perfect planting surface to add new grass types into a lawn, especially those that might be clumpy or have small open patches. After your lawn is aerated, grasses better suited for your lawn can be applied into the holes, effectively thickening the existing lawn. If your lawn is shaded, it’s a perfect time to add more shade grasses. If your lawn is dry and sunny, a perfect time to add more drought tolerant and tougher grass types to beef up your existing turf. This is a true overseeding process, adding grass to your existing lawn after it is aerated.
Hire our services and get the best treat to your lawn
Currently, we offer Fall Aeration and Overseeding in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Forth Smith and Springdale, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; Huntsville, Alabama; and Greenville, South Carolina areas. If you have shade grass in your lawn, and don’t want to do the fall overseeding yourself, please call us for a free estimate. We usually do overseedings in mid to late September.
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