Lawn AerationAeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements.
Annual aeration is advised for all lawns to reduce turf compaction, thatch buildup, improve infiltration of water/nutrients, encourage deeper roots, and creating an environment where grass seed can have direct contact with the soil. More importabtly, it's necessary that you have your lawn aerated at the proper time of year to achieve the best results. At Luxe Lawns of Madison & Huntsville, we can assist you with the aeration of your residential property to achieve a beautiful lawn that adds value to your home.
OverseedingOverseeding is simply spreading grass seed over an existing lawn. A lawn that has just been aerated is an ideal time to over seed. The small holes that are created by the aerator make it very easy for the grass seed to germinate. We recommend an overseeding service after an aeration service to help thicken your lawn. Overseeding after the aeration process allows the optimum chances for seed germination and root system health. It is very important to use an appropriate grass seed for you lawn type. If you're unsure of what's best for you, we can help you determine your best options based on your landscape area.
If you are interested in scheduling an aeration and/or overseeding service, contact Luxe Lawns today or call (833) 868-3774.