The key to maintaining a thick and beautiful lawn is to apply crucial cultural care to your property. In addition to regular mowing and watering, your lawn can benefit from annual core aeration and seeding. Baltimore core aeration and seeding from Scientific Plant Service will open up compacted soil, allowing complete nutrient absorption by the grassroots. Laying down new seeds fills out any thin areas of your lawn, so you can always enjoy a green and full landscape. The licensed lawn care professionals of Scientific Plant Service will provide knowledgeable guidance for your landscape and use the best aeration and seeding tools to provide the best results. Contact us today for high-quality Baltimore core aeration and seeding.
When Is It Time for Baltimore Core Aeration and Seeding?
Your lawn may need core aeration if the soil is compacted. How can you tell if compaction is present? Look for these signs:
- Your lawn is puddling
- Thatch thicker than a ½-inch is present
- Grass has stopped growing
- You cannot stick a screwdriver into the soil
When your soil is hard and compacted, water, air, and nutrients cannot penetrate the ground and reach the grassroots for absorption.
If you notice dead or thin grass patches on your lawn, you can seed the lawn to fill those thin areas. Seeding is best done after core aeration so the seeds can penetrate the soil and receive the nutrients they need to grow. After aeration and seeding, you may fertilize to further enhance lawn growth.
How Does Core Aeration Improve Your Landscape?
Core aeration pulls soil cores out of your lawn to relieve compaction and ensure grassroots access to necessary nutrients. At Scientific Plant Service, we recommend aeration for most lawns one to two times per year. We can provide efficient and effective core aeration with our core aerators ranging in size from 18 to 84 inches wide. Our equipment can penetrate even the driest lawns.
The best time to schedule Baltimore core aeration is spring or fall (March to May or August to November). Aerating before the late-season fertilization will enhance root growth and improve spring return. Aeration is also recommended before applying pre-emergent herbicides. After aeration, you can enjoy the following benefits:
- Grassroots more easily absorb nutrients, air, and water
- Stronger roots overall
- Reduced water runoff and puddling
- Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
- Improved thatch breakdown