The compaction of soil is the main reason to have a yard aerated. When soil gets compacted any type of water will run off instead of getting absorbed into the ground for the grass roots. Which causes dead spots in the lawn. Yards with a high volume of foot or vehicle traffic will cause compaction as well. Our method of aerating is called core aeration. This method pulls out small plugs of soil and allows water, air and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass. We also recommend after the aeration is to overfeed, this method is when we broadcast spread grass seed and starter fertilizer over the aerated areas. Multiple seeds drop in each plug hole helping for a healthier fuller lawn. The best time to perform a lawn aeration is early spring or early fall to help the new seed establish a strong root system.
Sodding & Seeding
Sodding and seeding are both considered a toss-up on which works best. Sodding gives you the instant sight of green grass. The speed of rooting is the biggest hurdle. Sodding can be done at any time during the landscaping season. The biggest concern is the access of a water supply making sure you can cover the entire sodded area. Owning an irrigation system makes this much easier to cover the required area. Lawn sprinklers and hoses can also be placed on the sod, but recommended to be moved daily to prevent lawn burning. This is the most expensive way for a new lawn.