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Core Aeration

Core Aeration  is the process of removing small cores of soil and thatch from your lawn and leaving them on the surface of the lawn. The soil is perforated with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the grass roots. This process helps the roots grow and produce a stronger lawn. The roots are the most important part of your grass, and when treated properly, they can thrive and produce a thick green lawn.

You should have core aeration done to your lawn if it gets heavy use from children and pets running around. This can lead to soil compaction. You should also have core aeration performed if your lawn dries out easily and has a spongy feel. If this is the case, your lawn might have a thatch problem. A lawn with a layer of thatch one-half inch or thicker should be aerated because it starves the root system of air, water, and nutrients.

Benefits of core aeration:

  • Helps your lawn breathe
  • Reduces water wastage
  • Clears thatch build-up
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Improves the health of your lawn

Core aeration should be done every fall to ensure your lawn stays healthy and strong. If not done annually, then your lawn can become highly compacted, which hinders root penetration, and thatch can appear again. Core aeration allows for more water to be absorbed into the soil, which strengthens the lawn and allows it to grow. In most cases, we recommend core aeration when overseeding.

The lawn professionals at Haluch’s Landscapes can help you with any core aeration needs you have for your lawn. We serve East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Hampden, and Western MA. Give us a call at 413-566-2116 for a free quote!

Why Overseed Your Lawn?

Overseeding your lawn can help improve its health and also its appearance. Overseeding is a process in which grass seed is spread over the existing lawn. It is better for large areas where the lawn is thin. Overseeding is beneficial for areas that suffer from droughts, insect or disease damage, or bare patches.

Problems that can be solved from overseeding:

  • Poor soil and soil compaction
  • Excess thatch
  • Poor fertility

Benefits of overseeding:

  • Filling in areas damaged by the sun, diseases, or insects
  • Thickening thinner lawns
  • Improving your lawn’s appearance
  • Enhancing your lawn’s ability to fight insects and diseases

Overseeding should be done in the fall since it will allow the root system to become established before temperatures drop during the winter. When spring comes around, the young grass will have another few months to continue its growth before the hot summer sun shines. Overseeding in the fall also reduces the growth of summer weedy grasses, like crabgrass and foxtails.

Overseeding, which may also be understood as “re-seeding,” can assist a lawn in maintaining its lush, brilliant green growth all year long, though overdoing it can be perilous.Grass, like any other growing thing, ages. As it ages, growth and especially new regenerated growth slows down. Over time, brown or bare patches can appear in a formerly healthy lawn. 

Overseeding your lawn will help to fill in sparse areas in your lawn where the grass has died off. Our professionals can top dress, aerate, and overseed your lawn resulting in a more lush and healthy lawn which will make your yard the envy of your neighborhood. 

Think you lawn could benefit from overseeding? Call the professionals at Haluch’s Landscaping at 413-566-2116 for a free quote! We serve Western MA, including East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, and Hampden.