Aeration & Seeding
When you wish you could just push the "Easy Button" call Lawn Seasons at: 636-FIX-LAWN (636-349-5296)
Aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn. Annual aeration is advised for all lawns on heavy clay soils, those with a thatch buildup, and any lawn that needs to be thickened up. Gravity, foot traffic, tree roots, lawn mowers and rainfall cause soil to become compacted over time.
Once the stresses of summer have wreaked havoc on your lawn and the moderate temperatures of September set in, it is time to repair the damage. When the soil is compacted grass roots are injured because air, water and fertilizers cannot reach them in sufficient quantities. These things are vital in a plants growth cycle. Core aeration breaks through this barrier and is essential for continued turf health.
After aeration, the thousands of core plugs of soil which are left behind on the lawn surface introduce soil micro organisms into the thatch layer. These micro organisms breakdown the layer of thatch and return nutrients to the soil promoting good health. Aeration will improve the soil structure, help create growth pockets for new roots and open the way for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone of your lawn.
Without aeration fertilizers designed to help your lawn thrive won't be fully realized unless your yard has the ability to absorb the nutrients.
If you have an invisible dog fence and/or an irrigation system we will work with you to get them marked before aeration begins. We look forward to making your lawn the most attractive in the neighborhood.
A single blade of grass sure doesn't seem very impressive, but together with the millions of other blades in the lawn, they form an incredibly diverse an active ecosystem that benefits homeowners and everyone else on the planet.
Have your lawn over seeded every year to repair damage caused by drought, insects or disease and to thicken thin lawns. September is the best time to seed with our blend of top quality, drought and disease resistant seeds specifically designed for the Transition zone we live in. Lawns seeded in September are more likely to fill in completely by winter and produce a thicker appearance the following spring than lawns seeded at other times.
Lawn Seasons' blended seeds are all government certified and high quality seeds designed to withstand the St. Louis area weather. The most common failure in raising a new lawn from seed is lack of moisture during the germination period. Keep the top one centimeter of soil moist at all times during the two week germination period.
After 5 to 6 weeks call Lawn Seasons to fertilize and maintain your new beautiful lawn!
Call 636-FIX-LAWN to have bare and damaged areas replenished.
Slit seeding is the use of a machine to seed a new lawn area or overseed an existing area. Slit seeders utilize a series of vertically rotating discs to cut small grooves into the soil while depositing seed into the grooves just behind the discs. It is the best method for seeding since it insures seed to soil contact that is necessary for establishment.
For the best possible results combine double slit seeding with aeration. Slit seeding slices even rows into the soil and drops seed directly into those rows to improve soil seed contact. This will dramatically increase seed germination percentages. Slit seeding after aeration will also help disperse the core plugs left behind from the aerator. Double slit seeding will provide uniform growth and quicker coverage on extremely bare trouble spots by utilizing a criss cross pattern.
Call 636-FIX LAWN (636-349-5296) to have the best results.