If you are looking to understand the benefits of aeration and overseeding, simply take a look at the before and after pictures of lawns that have gone through it. There are many benefits and reasons as to why we aerate and overseed each fall. At Quality Services, we are your expert professionals that can perform this lawn service and so much more. The benefits of aeration and overseeding are evident in our results, but are also easily explained by our team of professionals in this blog.

What is Aeration and Why is it Important?

Before we dig into the benefits of this service, it’s important to really understand exactly what it is. In general, your lawn or property is typically tightly packed. Whether you receive a lot of rainfall, play in the yard all the time or mow the grass regularly, soil compaction tends to be an inevitable process. The problem with compaction is that it reduces the amount of oxygen in the soil. As we know, your lawn need this oxygen to continue to grow. This is where aeration comes in to save the day. Aerating your lawn is the process where we remove small cores from the top several inches of your lawn. Honestly, it can look like little pellets in your yard. When we do this, all of the nutrients, water and air is then able to reach the root zone and allow your yard to flourish. This makes aeration an extremely important process, but that’s not where the benefits end.

What is Overseeding?

It’s not hard to understand the benefits of overseeding when coupled with aeration. Overseeding is the process in which you plant grass seed onto your existing lawn. This is commonly done during the spring and fall months, along with aeration. The best part of overseeding is you see results in about 8-10 weeks. Luscious, thick and green lawns are the ultimate result, and when done in conjunction with aeration you’ll be much more impressed than if you were to do either separately.  If your lawn has bare spots in specific sections that continually come back each season, then Slit Seeding these areas may be also be recommended.

Aeration and Overseeding Benefits

Lawns that benefit most from aeration and overseeding seem to be those with thinning grass or bare areas.  Aeration will allow the entire surface area of your lawn to take on more water, take in fertilization and enhance thatch breakdown. This will create an optimum opportunity for overseeding to be successful. During this time, with the right professionals doing the job, root development will take off and the overall plant health of your yard will increase dramatically.

Choosing Quality Services for Aeration and Overseeding

While there are many benefits to aeration and overseeding, none of these benefits will meet fruition without proper guidance from a knowledgeable source. Quality Services handles the entire process from start to finish. We understand what type of aeration to perform, we handle all of the markers for the service to ensure we don’t strike any of your sprinkler heads or utility pipes and we are extremely knowledgeable in the best techniques and processes to help your lawn flourish. This means choosing the right fertilizer for your lawn and matching the type of seed needed for your yard.

If you are thinking about aerating and overseeding your lawn soon, consider Quality Services as your full service lawn company that can give you the results you’ve always wanted. For more information about our services and the benefits of aeration and overseeding, give us a call today at 440.327.1936.