Aeration and Overseeding

Aeration and overseeding are basic lawn care practices along with mowing and watering, but ones that not everyone does, or even knows about. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. This in turn help to prevent weeds from getting established in your lawn.

Core aeration is the mechanical removal of plugs of soil (about the size of your forefinger) from your lawn. Our aeration machines create deeper plugs than ones created by residential machines or plug spikes. Our core aeration machines remove a 2 ½” – 3” plug every 3 inches or so.

Core aeration relieves soil compaction. High clay content soils (a Northern Virginia staple) are easily compacted. Coring will also improve air exchange, stimulate microbial activity and create a nice bed for overseeding. The results can be deeper root growth, reduced thatch and improved penetration of water, fertilizer, etc. In short, it can make everything else you do for your lawn work better.