Rick Longnecker

The summer can be a rough time for your lawn. Heat from intense sun, as well as periods of drought, can take a toll on turf. Fall is the perfect time for lawn repairs or renovations. Even if your turf looks like it doesn’t need any help, summer stresses can have long-term effects. Taking steps to repair and rejuvenate your lawn in the fall will counter summer damage and increase your lawn’s longevity.

Hera Are a Few Steps You Can Take That Your Turf Will Greatly Appreciate:

Core aeration: Core aeration is the process of removing plugs of soil from your lawn. This loosens built-up thatch while encouraging roots to grow thicker and deeper. Aeration also creates more room for air, water and fertilizer to penetrate the soil. This is one of the best things we can do for your turf.

Overseeding: After aeration is complete, spreading extra grass seed can help thicken your lawn’s turf density. Seeding when the lawn has been opened up by aeration maximizes seed-to-soil contact, increasing seed germination.

Slice seeding: Slice seeding deposits seed directly into the soil, rather than spreading it out over the thatch layer (where it may not get a chance to sprout). This results in excellent germination rates and thicker growth.

Once the heat of summer subsides, your lawn will make every effort to repair itself. During this time, you can help the process of rejuvenation through aeration and seeding.

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