Seed, and Fertilize
As the end of summer is quickly approaching, many people take
advantage of early fall as the ideal time of year to renovate their
lawns. Lawn aeration, along with over seeding and fertilization, is a
very beneficial and cost-effective treatment for your lawn. All of these
reasons, combined with others, greatly improve your lawn's overall
appearance and vigor.
Reasons to Aerate:
- Relieves compaction
- Improves water absorption
- Increases microbial activity
- Promotes deep root development
- Loosens existing thatch
- Improves fertilization affectivity
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One-time aeration of your lawn is beneficial; however, annual
aeration is recommended. This process provides a cumulative effect and
improves the overall health of your lawn. Routine core aeration and over
seeding are necessary to maintain the vitality and thickness of your
lawn. Core aeration breaks up and loosens soils that have been compacted
due to foot traffic, heavy rains, and normal settling that occur with
time. I will make several passes over your lawn to ensure complete and
thorough aeration of the compacted soils. This allows vital nutrients to
get to the root structure of the grasses, thus promoting a stronger more
tolerant root system. By "thickening" up your turf, you help to keep
weeds out by literally choking them out of your grass. A healthy turf is
better able to sustain drought and heavy runoff.
With this service you will have your lawn over seeded. Over seeding at
the time of aeration is a great way to thicken up a thin lawn or
introduce better grass types to a lawn. Simply spreading grass seed over
a lawn will yield poor results. By aerating first, the soil is
cultivated, greatly improving the results. The majority of the new grass
will grow in the aeration holes. 'Tufts' of new grass will grow out of
the holes and then 'tiller-out' and thicken up the lawn and fill in bare
The lawn will
also be fertilized to promote seed germination. Without this important
step, new seed growth may not sprout prior to the fall frost. Homeowners
who commit to watering their lawn after aeration, over seeding, and
fertilization services notice greatly improved results as compared to
those who do not water their lawn. Because lawn pesticides used in fall
treatments will kill seeds not germinated, it is required that fall
treatments be delayed.
Pricing for this service is based on your property lawn square footage.
I will measure your property to calculate the cost of the aeration, over
seeding and fertilization services. If you are already having your lawn
fertilized by Merkle’s Mowing, aeration and over seeding is an
additional service to the 5-step program but offered at a reduced price.
Whether your soil is compacted or bare with thin areas from the stress
of summer heat, your lawn will benefit from aeration, over seeding and
This service will be scheduled in late August, September, and early
Contact us now at 610.360.5968 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.