School is back in session. Football season is underway. Leaves are slowly starting to change colors. Ready or not, fall is here. It might not seem like it, but fall is the perfect time of year to give your lawn a little TLC. Summer can be brutal on your lawn. It is hot, dry, and don’t forget about the abuse it takes from being trampled on by the kids. Lawn aeration and overseeding are relatively simple and inexpensive steps that will help lawn recover, ensuring a healthier lawn next spring.
How will aeration and overseeding help you ask? We have put together a brief explanation of both as well as the benefits.
Lawn Aeration is the process of removing small cores of soil from your lawn. This helps to loosen compacted soils and promote root growth. Aeration also makes it easier for water and nutrients to reach the root zone. Plugs that remain on the lawn will freeze and break down after thawing in the spring.
Overseeding is exactly what it sounds like, adding seed to the lawn to thicken the lawn or fill in bare spots. A thick, lush lawn not only feels and looks better; it acts as a natural weed barrier. A thick lawn will help crowd out weeds. Fall is the best time of year for this because soil temps are still warm and the air temp is cooler. Seeds will be able to more effectively retain moisture during this time allowing for better germination.
Landscape Solutions offers both of these services. Lawn aeration starts at $45 and the average cost for overseeding is around $100. Call or email for your no obligation estimate. Our service area includes Oshkosh, Fond du Lac and the Fox Valley area.