If you want the grass to be greener on your side of the fence, you'll want to schedule both aeration and overseeding services. Aeration is a lawn care service that involves pulling plugs of soil to loosen hard, compacted soil to make it easier for nutrients, water, air, and sunlight to reach the roots of your grass. Overseeding, on the other hand, involves sowing grass seeds on your existing lawn to introduce new growth that will fill in any bare patches on your turf. Both these services are good for your lawn in Iowa, and it's best to pair them together in the fall to get the best results.
What is aeration, and how does it benefit your lawn?
Aeration is a lawn care service that involves perforating your lawn by pulling plugs of soil to address soil compaction. In addition to relieving soil compaction, this process also creates channels in your soil that serve as passageways for essential resources like nutrients, water, air, and sunlight to pass through to reach the roots of your grass. By scheduling this service, your lawn will have better access to the resources that promote healthy growth.
What is overseeding, and how does it benefit your lawn?
Overseeding is a lawn care service that involves spreading grass seeds on your existing turf to bring in fresh, new growth. If your lawn recently suffered from a disease or an insect infestation that left it looking thin and patchy, overseeding is the way to get it lush again! It is a great way to thicken your turf, resulting in a denser lawn that is stronger and more beautiful. When your lawn is dense, it can better resist stress caused by diseases, pests, and weeds. Overseeding cool-season lawns should be done in the fall because environmental conditions are ideal for this type of grass seed to germinate and grow successfully.
Pair Aeration & Overseeding Together in the Fall
Aeration and overseeding are lawn care services that should both be done in the fall. While each service is great in its own right, you can get better results when you pair them together! Before overseeding, you want to aerate your lawn first to set up the seeds for success. Aerating first means the soil will be loose enough to allow more nutrients, water, air, and sunlight to reach the root layer, providing the grass seeds with the resources to promote healthy germination. The seeds can also fall into the holes created during aeration where they can settle to grow. By combining these two lawn care services in the fall, you can get a beautiful, lush lawn that has access to everything that it needs to grow strong and healthy.
Call us today to sign up for our aeration and overseeding services!
If you want to set up your lawn for success, you need to pair aeration and overseeding together in the fall. Fortunately, we can help! Our team at ETCH Outdoor Living provides top-quality aeration and overseeding services for commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, IA, and throughout the surrounding communities. We offer these services together in the fall so you get the best results for your lawn. We will run our core aerators across your lawn, then spread a premium seed blend of Kentucky bluegrass and perennial rye to increase its density and make it more robust. Give us a call today at (515) 654-5447 to sign up for our aeration and overseeding services! We look forward to hearing from you!