As we approach the end of August and the 1st of September, now is the time to begin preparations for fall overseeding in the Triangle area of North Carolina. If you have any weeds, broadleaf, crabgrass or sedges, now is the time to eradicate weeds prior to overseeding. This has been a relatively bad year for fescue lawns, severe heat stress and some drought conditions has left many fescue lawns in poor condition. A good fall renovation plan with core aeration, applications of necessary amendments and seeding with a quality fescue blend will ensure a nice looking fescue lawn again soon. Call your local turf service experts here at Barefoot & Associates to get your lawn scheduled for renovation services now. We can be reached at (919)-934-3554 or anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aeration is one of the most important cultural practices available for your lawn. Aeration helps control thatch, improves the soil structure, helps create growth pockets for new roots, and opens the way for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone of your lawn. The end result is a beautiful lawn.
HOW AERATION WORKS
Aeration removes thousands of small cores of soil 1″ to 3″ in length from your lawn. These cores “melt” back into the lawn after a few rainfalls, mixing with whatever thatch exists on your lawn. The holes created by aeration catch fertilizer and water. Turf roots naturally grow toward these growth pockets and thicken in the process. Aeration holes also relieve pressure from compacted soils, letting oxygen and water move freely into the root zone.
REGULAR AERATION CAN HELP AVOID COSTLY LAWN RENOVATION
Thatch on your lawn works like a thatched roof. This layer of roots, stems and other plant parts shed water and prevents fertilizers and insect controls from moving freely into the soil. Thatch that is too heavy can make major lawn renovation necessary. Regular aeration helps thatch break down naturally by mixing the soil cores into the thatch and speeding up decomposition. Performed once or twice per year, aeration significantly reduces thatch and improves turf growth. Barefoot and Associates is here to help provide any service your lawn may need, so call us today to discuss how aeration can help keep your lawn looking good!
**Note: If your lawn has irrigation, all heads and valve boxes should be clearly marked and if you have an underground dog fence, the perimeter of the fence should be marked also. We will not be held liable for the underground dog fence if damage occurs.