Residential Aeration and Seeding
Aeration and Seeding
Soil condition is another important component in the general health of a lawn, with aeration and seeding activities being a big part of the process. Many lawns in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina suffer from compacted soil. This compaction not only doesn’t permit the roots of the grass to grow freely, but it also constrains the movement of oxygen and water. Even with wet weather or irrigation, compacted soil will cause the roots and grass to remain dry, since the water will simply run off of the soil.
In addition to the soil, the thatch layer is a key component to root health. The thatch is the area between the grass and soil and is made up of organic materials such as leaves, stems, grass clippings and other matter. Over time this layer begins to get thicker and thicker and will ultimately “choke” the lawn. Overgrown thatch can constrict the movement of evaporation, oxygen and water. This can cause a problem when the grass is attempting to create its food. Also, the moisture in this layer can contribute to diseases and fungi, which may damage the lawn. The most effective way to correct and prevent these problems is to have your lawn aerated no less than one time each year. Through aeration, 2-3 inch deep plugs are drawn from the soil and then left on top. The result is a broken up thatch and topsoil layer. Water and oxygen are then able to move freely and the roots and grass are able to grow. After aeration, it is time to add seed to your lawn. Now that the aeration has broken up the lawn, this seed will be able to germinate. It is also wise to introduce new and/or enhanced variations of seed to your grass as it will help with the color, health and thickness, and may be resilient to many diseases and insects. When it is time to perform the aeration and seeding of your lawn, call us and we can take care of those chores for you!
The Landscape Solutions and Design technicians have years of experience in the aeration and seeding of lawns in the Piedmont Triad area of NC, from Greensboro to Winston-Salem to the Charlotte area. They will not only do the job, but they will also be on the lookout for any issues that they may come across while working on your lawn. We offer full property maintenance services, from designing a full-scale landscape plan to creating an outdoor kitchen, fire pit or retaining wall. For any outdoor improvement or maintenance project, just contact us. Our friendly staff will be happy to provide free estimates when you are ready to begin a project or schedule routine lawn care.