Are you noticing round, brown spots in your yard? This can happen even if you have a regularly scheduled lawn care program to mow and fertilize your grass. These dry spots are signs your lawn cannot breathe and isn't receiving the proper nutrients it needs to grow! Luckily, Healthy Lawn offers professional aeration and seeding in Central New Jersey as part of your lawn care program.
Aeration will help break up compaction in the soil by extracting a core of soil at a depth of approximately 2-6 inches in return the roots will have increased oxygenation, reduce thatch and improve the soil's ability for water to matriculate through the soil stimulating new root growth. We at Healthy Lawn use the crisscross method when aerating, meaning we go across the lawn twice with the aerator in opposite directions which doubles the seed to soil contact with the core thus doubling germination and preventing the “row” appearance of new growth.
When you partner with Healthy Lawn for aeration in Central New Jersey, your lawn will:
A compacted soil is normal after the summer months with kids and pets playing in the yard, outdoor events, and high temperatures. It doesn't mean it has to be the norm, though! We recommend aerating in Central New Jersey in the late summer months and throughout the fall — results are better when there is less heat and drought damage to the grass. Annual aeration allows for healthy grassroots to thrive, so it's important to aerate your lawn each year.
After aeration, it's important to overseed your lawn. After all, seed is what makes your lawn grow! At Healthy Lawn, we use seed that is endophytic-enhanced with natural enzymes. This fends off disease and insects, as well as making the turfgrass more drought- and heat-resistant. Seeding in Central New Jerseys should be completed in the late summer and early fall in order to completely fill in the lawn before winter.
The average grass plant has a life cycle of two years. Because the turf is mowed before the plant reaches the height needed to bloom and produce a seed head, overseeding is required to increase turf thickness and help crowd out weeds. A thick turf is the best way to control weed populations and will help reduce the number of pesticides needed to control weeds.
We proudly offer our lawn aeration and seeding services throughout Central New Jersey, including: