A beautiful and healthy-looking lawn is every homeowner’s desire. However, you must Maintain Your Lawn with some specific actions before you can achieve that. Some of these actions include; Aerating and overseeding.
You must have gone through a golf course or a neighbor’s lawn and seen perfect little holes in the ground. That is called aeration. You have no idea what aeration means? No problem! Perfect Leaf Management will enlighten you on that.
Aeration is the process of creating a tiny passage in a lawn’s soil which helps to break up the soil and allow water, air, and nutrients to filter effectively to the root area of the grass. Aeration is mostly needed in places with hard and compacted soil or heavy clay soil type. Soils like this usually prevent the adequate quantity of nutrients, water, and oxygen from getting to the root of the soil where they are needed the most. There are two successful methods a Lawn can be aerated. The first one is by pulling out the plugs or Coring the Grass and soil and the second technique is by slicing deep cuts or spiking. These two methods both allow the roots to get sufficient water, air and nutrient they require to grow healthy.
Aeration and overseeding usually work together. Why? After you Aerate Your Lawn and it slowly starts to recover, you may still notice that your lawn has a few bare patches or looks thinner. This can make your outdoor area look dull and sparse. It can also serve as a host for pests, diseases and in the long run, will definitely encourage weeds. Overseeding comes into play because it fills those patches up.
Overseeding simply is placing seeds over your already recovering grass in order to encourage additional growth and Thickness of Turf.
Most Homeowners who have big lawns or those that want only the best results usually hire professional lawn care companies to aerate their lawns.
Perfect Leaf Management has always been the premier choice of homeowners when it comes to core aeration. We give you the best core aeration techniques that are guaranteed to give you the best results that you want! Our Agriculture Licensed Project Managers are continually equipped and experienced to give you a professional service to help your lawn thrive beautifully.
It’s important to note that Aeration and Overseeding are to be done in the right process if done wrongly, your lawn could be ruined. It has a good time to be done and some turfs have a required time and procedures to take. Some of these turfs include;
- TALL FESCUE
If you have been struggling to grow a Healthy Tall Fescue Lawn, this information will be very beneficial to you.
Tall Fescue is a popular choice of grass for lawns all across the country. However, after a long and hot summer, your fescue lawn can look patchy and worn out. You will be needing core aeration and overseeding to bring your turf back to its glory.
Early fall is the growing season for tall fescue, this makes September and October the prime months. Fescue Grass is a cool-season grass, which implies that it stops growing at high temperatures. To succeed in Overseedingg a fescue lawn, seeds need to make good contact with soil. You have to keep overseeded Fescue Seeds moist, just as you would do the same for a new lawn.
Bermuda grass is typically the kind of grass you do see on golf courses. With good care and maintenance, this grass grows beautiful with each passing day.
The best time to Aerate Bermuda Grass is in early summer which is the period the grass is growing rapidly. If the soil is very compacted, you are advised to aerate at least twice a year. Core aerating dormant brown Bermuda grass can disrupt a late winter application of pre-emergence weed control. Aerating during spring green-up can damage tender roots as the grass is low on stored energy by then. For a once in a year aeration, the best time is in the late spring when your lawn is fully green and the soil temperatures are as high as 80 degrees.
Zoysia and Centipede Grass is best to be aerated and seeded in late April. They are warm-season grasses and must have completed a green-up by this time, getting ready for rapid growth.
Generally, the secret to having a good looking lawn even after aerating and overseeding is to aerate before mowing so that the yard doesn’t look too rough. You might be tempted to remove the Soil Plugs but it will be wise if you left them on the lawn because it can still provide the needed nutrients. Eventually, these plugs will dissipate and once again become an important part of your lawn.
LAWN CARE AFTER AERATION AND OVERSEEDING
Most homeowners think it’s all about Planting New Seeds in other to have a full and beautiful lawn. To be honest, watering your turfs is as important as planting because your turf will not grow if it is not getting enough water and nutrient. An Overseeded Lawn can be fully established in eight weeks or less. Adequate and proper watering is very critical for a successful overseeding. Here are watering tips to be noted by every homeowner;
- Right after overseeding Water Your Lawn heavily in order to wash down the grass seeds into the slits or holes.
- For the first fourteen days, water lightly on a daily basis.
- After germination has taken place, water minimally, but allow the soil to get deeply soaked with water in order to reach the roots.
- After the grasses have been established, water normally as each type of grass is recommended.
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