What Can Fall Aeration Do For My Lawn?

After a long summer of mowing, watering, and weed-whacking the backyard, you and your lawn can get a little stressed.

The best way to revitalize your lawn this Fall and protect it through Winter is by investing in aeration and seeding. We asked our team of lawn care professionals in Centerville, Ohio to share their top three tips for aeration and seeding this season.

Don’t Wait to Aerate!

The lawn care experts at Blades of Green recommend yearly aeration to loosen compacted soil and create a better foundation for grass growing.

Cool air and warm soil make Fall the perfect time to aerate your lawn – giving you the thick, healthy grass you’ve always dreamed of. Take steps now to protect your lawn this Winter and save yourself some work next Spring!

Seed to Fill Bare Patches

After summer wear and tear, you might be noticing patches in your lawn. Repair and revitalize your lawn with seeding, to:

  • Fill in areas of turf damaged by heat, disease, or insects
  • Cover and thicken bare patches in your lawn
  • Improve your lawn’s appearance
  • Strengthen your lawn’s ability to fight back against insects and disease

At Ziehler Lawn and Tree Care, we use a technique called slice seeding – tucking the seeds into the soil and increasing their chance of germination.

Use Starter Fertilizer After Aeration

Aeration makes it possible for your lawn to absorb maximum nutrition before winter – but then you need to give it something nutritious to absorb! Starter fertilizer promotes deep-root growth and helps to establish a strong root system for your lawn.

Our technicians can apply a starter fertilizer in one application, on the same day as your aeration and seeding service. We’ll give your lawn the nutrients it needs to maintain its strength through winter, so your lawn will be turning heads come spring!

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

If a picture is worth a thousand words, we’ve got a LOT to say about the impact aeration and seeding can have on your yard!
Check out these before and after photos:

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Day 7  
Day 14