Why is Fall Lawn Aeration & Over seeding important for your lawn?
Aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:
Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
Enhanced soil water uptake.
Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
Reduced water runoff and puddling.
Stronger turfgrass roots.
Reduced soil compaction.
Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
Improved resiliency and cushioning.
Enhanced thatch breakdown.
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.
Fall overseeding of a lawn is simply a process of spreading grass seed over your existing lawn to thicken the grass and improve its health.
Fall is the time to perform your lawn overseeding because the soil temperature is still warm. Therefore, it is the perfect time for germinating grass seed. Plus, weed seeds don’t germinate in the fall, and that means less competition for your new grass seedlings. The cooler air temperatures reduce pest and fungus growth, which helps protect your lawn from damage. And lastly, we tend to receive more rainfall in the autumn months, which is great for your new grass as well as your water bill.
You may be thinking, “my lawn already looks pretty good – why should I overseed it?” Old lawns eventually lose the ability to rejuvenate themselves. Grass that is continually cut cannot reseed itself, and will thin out over time. Fall overseeding of a lawn ensures thick grass, which helps your yard keep itself healthy by crowding out weeds all on its own. This will reduce the need for weed control products in the future.
Call Jillian’s Group LLC today for a free consultation and estimate. Our New York state licensed arborist / arboriculturist are standing by.
An arboriculturist, also known as an arborist, is a professional tree carer who utilizes specific methods to ensure that the trees in their care are happy and healthy.