Over time, and with heavy foot traffic, the soil underneath lawns compacts and causes turf to deteriorate. One of the more beneficial cultural practices you can perform on a lawn is core aeration, and in most cases, aeration in conjunction with over-seeding.
Core Aeration for Northwest Ohio Lawns
Most people are not aware of the benefits of aeration, yet it is one of the most important treatments for a healthy lawn. Aeration helps reduce this compaction and keeps your soil in the best shape possible.
Thatch is another problem that is is especially heavy on Zoysia lawns. Annual Core Aeration treatments helps reduce the thatch layer buildup in all lawns, but on properties with Zoysia turfgrass, it is almost mandatory.
Aeration and Over-Seeding for a Healthier, Better Looking Fescue Lawn
As already discussed, a core aeration is a great way to keep your lawn healthy, and improve the soil it grows in. For thin fescue lawns or problem lawns, it is a good idea to over-seed the lawn after aerating.
Newly aerated fescue, bluegrass, or rye lawns provide an almost ideal environment for growing new grass seed. This will help fill in those bare or thin spots, giving you a thicker, healthier turfgrass that will crowd out weeds and help prevent new weeds from developing.