What Is Aeration and Seeding?
These services are distinct from one another, but they are often performed simultaneously to maximize the benefits of each. Spring is the best time to schedule aeration and seeding because the weather is relatively cool and moist, so your grass will fill in quickly.
The pockets created from aerating the soil allow water and oxygen to penetrate the ground, helping new seeds to establish themselves so the turf grows strong and lush. This is the key to a healthy lawn because compacted soil reduces water absorption, robbing the grass of vital nutrients. Aeration methods vary, but the basic process involves removing small plugs of soil an inch or two deep across the yard.
If you already have an established lawn, overseeding can help the grass grow thick and rich. Applying seed immediately after aerating allows new grass to take hold in the loosened soil. The resulting lush, green lawn is what every homeowner dreams of!
Benefits of Aeration and Seeding
Aerating your grass about once a year and reseeding as needed offers the following benefits:
- Reduced soil compaction: As your kids play on the lawn, they unintentionally compact the soil. This process also occurs naturally each time it rains (however sparsely that may be in here in San Diego). Aeration reduces compaction for healthier grass growth.
- Filled-in bare patches: Aeration done alone can help fill in thin spots, as can reseeding. But when these tasks are performed in conjunction, you maximize the potential benefits of both to help create a full, even lawn that’s easy to maintain for the rest of the season.
- Optimal water penetration: There are two reasons why water penetration is important in your yard. First, it delivers moisture and nutrients to the roots to help your grass grow faster. Second, it reduces puddles and runoff that can occur after heavy rain.
- Fewer weeds and unsightly growth: Weeds sprout up in even the most inhospitable places. If you don’t maintain the soil and keep up with pulling weeds, undesirable plant growth could choke out your grass. On the other hand, if you aerate the soil and apply new grass seed, your lawn can flourish. Tall grass shades the soil below, making it more difficult for weeds to take hold.
Schedule Aeration and Seeding in San Diego, CA
With six to 10 months of dry weather here in Southern California, it’s common for homeowners to struggle with maintaining a lush, green lawn. The aeration and seeding services from Eco Minded Solutions can help. Our techniques are effective and environmentally friendly—the perfect combination! We can even suggest and implement alternatives to a traditional lawn if you’re interested, including hardscaping and xeriscaping.
To speak with a landscape maintenance professional about what you need to promote a lush, green lawn, please contact Eco Minded Solutions in San Diego today.Request a Consultation