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The Importance of Aeration and Over-Seeding

Aeration is the process of mechanically pulling cores of soil to the surface of the lawn. Wind, light, and water break the cores down. Rain washes the broken-down cores back into the ground. The voids created, allow for more air and nutrients to penetrate into the soil to feed the root system. Aeration also breaks the compacted soil layer created from mowers. Over-seeding after the aeration is the perfect next step after aeration. The seed has good contact with soil and increases the germination rate. Combining these services increases the overall health and beauty of the lawn.

Why should you aerate your lawn?

Aerating your lawn is the best thing you can do for the lawn except for the obvious of fertilizing and the elimination of weeds. Aerating helps break down the thatch layer. The thatch layer is created from the buildup of lawn debris. Aerating also helps get necessary oxygen & nutrients to the roots. This helps to generate deeper root growth which aids in developing a healthier plant. Combine this process with over-seeding and you are on your way to a happier lawn.

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