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How To Do Aeration and Seeding

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Are you looking to give your lawn a little extra love? Aeration is a great way to promote healthy growth and keep your lawn looking its best.

What is Aeration?

Aeration is the process of making small holes in the soil to allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. This is especially important in compacted soils, which can prevent these things from getting down to the roots. Lawn aeration helps to oxygenate the soil and promote root growth. It also relieves compaction, which can lead to a host of problems like thatch buildup, poor drainage, and an unhealthy lawn.

Aeration can be done with a hand aerator or a power aerator. If you have a small lawn, you can probably get away with using a hand aerator. For larger lawns, however, you'll probably want to use a power aerator.

To aerate your lawn, simply start at one end and work your way across. Make sure to overlap your passes so that you're making small holes all over the lawn. As you Aerate, be sure to keep an eye out for any areas that seem particularly compacted or dry. These are the areas that will benefit most from aeration.

What To Do After Aerating Your Lawn

Once you've finished aerating your lawn, it's time to seed. You can use any type of grass seed, but we recommend using a good quality seed mix that is designed for your region. Be sure to read the labels on the seed bags to make sure you're getting the right mix for your climate.

After spreading the seed, be sure to water it regularly so that it has a chance to germinate and grow. It's important to keep the seeded area moist, but not too wet. If you live in a particularly dry climate, you may need to water more frequently than someone who lives in a more humid climate.

How Often Should I Aerate My Lawn?

Aeration is something that you should do on a regular basis, especially if your lawn is prone to compacted soil. We recommend aerating at least once a year, and more often if needed. If you have a lot of foot traffic on your lawn, you may need to aerate more frequently. The same goes for if you have heavy clay soil - aerating will help to break up the compacted soil so that air and water can reach the roots of your grass. Aeration is a simple process that can make a big difference in the health of your lawn. By taking the time to do it regularly, you'll ensure that your lawn stays green and healthy for years to come.

When to Mow After Aeration

You've just aerated and seeded your lawn, and now you're wondering when you can start mowing again. You shouldn't mow right after aeration and seeding. The best time to start mowing again is when the new grass has reached about 3 inches in height. Just be sure to use a gentle setting on your mower so you don't damage the new grass. This will give the new grass a chance to establish itself before you start mowing it. You should typically mow your lawn before aerating it. This will help to loosen up the soil and make it easier for the aeration machine to do its job.

What To Do After Seeding Your Lawn

Seeding helps to thicken your lawn and fill in any bare or thin spots. It's best to do both aeration and seeding in the fall. After you've seeded your lawn, there are a few things you can do to help the new grass seedlings grow. First, make sure you keep the area moist by watering it regularly. You should also fertilize the area to give the new grass seedlings a boost. Lastly, keep the area free of debris and foot traffic to give the seedlings a chance to grow undisturbed. Once the new grass has grown to about 3 inches in height, you can start mowing it. 

Professional Lawn Aeration and Seeding

Aeration and seeding are two important steps in maintaining a healthy lawn. So don't wait until your lawn is in bad shape to start these activities. A little bit of preventive maintenance goes a long way towards keeping your lawn green and lush all year long. If you're not sure how to go about aerating and seeding your lawn, it's best to hire a professional. If you're located in PA, DE, NJ, or MD, contact Go Green Lawn & Pest Control. We provide the best seeding and aeration near you.

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