Too much thatch can choke your lawn. For many years, professional golf course greens keepers have known that the secret to a beautiful, dense turf is aeration. By aerating their courses two to three times each year the grass roots grow more healthy and the plants thrive!
What Is Core Aeration?
Core Aeration is the process of making thousands of small holes in the turf. These aeration holes allow valuable fertilizer, water and air to reach the root zone quicker, resulting in new growth and increased root development. Opening the soil in this way also helps reduce thatch buildup and soil compaction allowing your lawn to breath easier and grow more vigorously.
What is Overseeding?
Overseeding is the process of adding more seed to your lawn at the right time to promote a better looking and healthier lawn. The lawn you choose should be sown, fed and re-seeded according to its type. For cool season favorites like perennial rye, Kentucky bluegrass and the fescues, the time to sow seed—whether to fill in bare spots or plant a brand new lawn—is in the “Fall”, actually mid-August to mid-September. The seed will germinate quickly in the still-warm soil, the young grass will thrive in the rapidly cooling air, and be up and growing before the first leaves fall.
Why Should You Aerate Your Lawn?
- Control thatch layer development
- Reduce insect & disease incidence
- Reduce soil compaction
- Reduce summer drought damage
- More efficient irrigation
- Reduce the incidence of weeds
What’s Included in Most Core Aeration Overseeding Services
- Pulling 1-3 inch deep plugs from your lawn with special equipment. This decompact the earth beneath your lawn and allows nutrients to more easily and fully penetrate your lawn’s soil.
- Overseeding (adding new grass seeds) after aeration that creates the ideal situation to promote seed germination which results in a thicker, healthier, and lusher lawn.
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About the Full Lawn Care Program
A & A Lawn Care provides a 6 application program to control and prevent weeds from appearing in your lawn.
- Early Spring – This early Spring application includes a fertilizer and pre-emergent herbicide. The fertilizer will promote early Spring green up and add proper nutritional value for the lawn while it is coming out of from winter dormancy. In addition, a pre-emergent herbicide was applied
to protect your lawn from crabgrass and grassy weeds.
- Late Spring/Early Summer – The late Spring application will provide a Spring fertilizer with bio-nutrients, a post emergent herbicide for broadleaf weed control. This will promote a healthy lawn, an additional pre-emergent herbicide will help to control any crabgrass and weeds that may still come up and control broadleaf weeds.
- Early Summer – The early Summer application provides a balanced slow release Summer fertilizer that will help maintain the color of your lawn without pushing growth. This application also contains broadleaf weed control and a safe insect control to protect from surface feeding insects.
- Late Summer – The late Summer application contains a Nature Safe organic fertilizer to work organic matter into your soil where it needs it most. This application also provides broadleaf weed control on an as needed basis.
- Early Fall – This early Fall fertilizer will help green up the grass and help the lawn to recover from any Summer stress. Also, broadleaf weeds that are present will be controlled.
- Late Fall/Winter – This Winter application will thicken your lawn and also encourage new root development.
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About A & A Lawn Care & Landscaping
A & A Lawn Care & Landscaping can beautify your lawn and landscaping using our vast experience in turf grass management. Our complete lawn service is designed for both residential and commercial lawns and we keep your lawn healthy without harming your family, staff, or pets.