Why Your GA Lawn Needs Fall Aeration & Overseeding Services

By July 28, 2017Blog

Agropro Lawn Care ~ Lawn specialists serving these North Georgia cities: Alpharetta, Atlanta, Buckhead, Canton, Cumming, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Marietta, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs and Woodstock

So, your fescue lawn is looking a bit dull and brown right about now due to the summer’s high heat and the lack of rain.

Plus, your kids love to run through your lawn playing tag and soccer. If it feels like you’re walking on concrete rather than a thick carpet of grass, you probably have soil compaction caused by this summer’s foot traffic.

You need core aeration and overseeding to rejuvenate your fescue lawn.

What is Core Aeration?

Core aeration, or just plain aeration, is a lawn maintenance process where your lawn tech uses an aerator to pull plugs of soil from the ground.

In addition to loosening up the soil and allowing it to breathe, core aeration also breaks up roots, rhizomes and stolons—forcing the grass to develop a new root system.

Aeration also prepares the soil to receive seed and water.

Read more about our core aeration services.

Why Overseed My Fescue Lawn?

After your lawn service is finished aerating your lawn, they will overseed it with certified fescue seed. Why?

To help you grow a thicker lawn—especially in those areas that have a lot of foot traffic due to kids and pets playing, weekly mowing and other activity on your lawn that causes the soil to lose its elasticity.

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How to Take Care of Your Lawn after Aeration & Overseeding Services

When your lawn care company core aerates your lawn, they’ll also overseed it with a fescue blend that can handle the Georgia climate.

Your tech will also apply a fertilizer with a higher amount of phosphorous to establish the grass seed as well as to develop strong roots systems and healthy above ground grass.

Even though your lawn maintenance company has coached you only to give your lawn a deep soaking once a week, you’ll need to give your newly seeded lawn a daily sprinkle to ensure that seedlings get the water they need for development.

Warm season grasses, like Bermuda, Centipede, St. Augustine and Zoysia lawns need core aeration in the spring. Read more about it in this blog post.

Agropro’s Core Aeration & Overseeding Services

When we core aerate your lawn, we’ll take plugs of soil out of it so your lawn can breathe and better receive water, seed and sunlight. After aeration, we’ll overseed your lawn with a certified fescue seed.

Our certified seed is made to withstand Georgia’s hot, dry summers. You’ll notice a denser lawn when you hire us to aerate and overseed this fall.

We’re taking appointments now for our core aeration and overseeding services which run from September through November.

If your fescue lawn is looking tired and has thinned out over the summer, call us today, 678-445-9990, to make your appointment or fill out our contact form.

Sources:

Bigelow, Cale, R., William T. Tudor and Jared R. Nemitz, “Facts about Phosphorous and Lawns,” Perdue University Extension: AY-334-W.

Polomski, Bob and Debbie Shaughnessy, “Aerating Lawns,” Clemson University Cooperative Extension: HGIC 1200.