The people of northern Georgia care for their lawns. And although the lawns in our area don’t necessarily have to bear the harshness of the northern winters, our lawns still take quite a bit of stress from the heat down here. And since we have such great weather throughout most of the year, we actually are more likely to suffer from compacted soil in our lawns – which leads to a need for aeration.
After a long period of enjoying your lawn, it can lead to overuse and exhaustion of the lawn. This can mean that your soil is too compacted to utilize the fertilizer, water, and nutrients that you are giving it. When this happens, you are actually at risk of harming your lawn permanently.
That’s where core aeration and seeding come into the picture. Follow along to learn more about how these services can truly transform your lawn.
The perfect time for aeration practices is when the temperatures outdoors are between 65 degrees and 85 degrees. That is why you will see most lawn care providers offering this service in the spring and the fall. These temperatures are the environments that will help your lawn bloom into a beautiful space.
When your lawn starts exhibiting some signs of not absorbing the nutrients it needs, you will need to correct the issue that is causing it. As we previously mentioned – that means your soil is compact.
Well, there is really only one way that your soil can become compact. And that is the misuse or overuse of your lawn. Misusing your lawn can mean anything from parking cars on it to using it as a storage facility. Overuse can mean anything from various parties, sports, or just your family who loves to play outside.
Your lawn is a plant, just like the ones you put in your garden. Treating it with respect is the only way to make sure your soil is healthy.
Digging holes in your turf to fix it sounds a little weird, right? Well, it is. But it is actually the right thing to do when your lawn is compacted. This is what core aeration is. It includes a large machine that pulls up plugs from your soil. These holes that it creates go about one to three inches deep since that is usually how far down compaction affects your soil is. This strategic process will leave the extra plugs on your lawn to create a natural mulch that will help repair your lawn.
After aeration, your soil now has restored airflow. This means it can now fully accept and utilize the nutrition that you are giving it. The proactive thing to do is to overseed in order to give it that extra nutrition it has been missing. Creating a seed blend that is tailored to your lawn’s needs is the best way to go.
The process never stops there, though. It actually needs to be followed up by a rigorous hydration schedule. Before you begin the aeration and seeding process, be sure to have a reliable irrigation system installed. This will make your life a heck of a lot easier in the long run.
Has your yard looked better? Are you tired of putting so much work into your yard only to see little reward? Call the pros at North Georgia Lawn. We offer lawn care and lawn management programs that are guaranteed to improve the look and health of your yard.
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