One of the most helpful lawn care treatments you can provide your grass this year is aeration and seeding. This service is provided throughout the autumn season. Aeration and seeding is a service for cool-season grasses such as fescue. Warm season grasses benefit from aeration as well, but they do not need seeding and should be serviced during the summer months. Seeding may also be referred to as “overseeding.” The best time to have aeration, seeding, or overseeding is at the end of August and lasts until the end of October. Outside of this window, it is not advisable to aerate and seed your grass in lawn aeration and overseeding Vs slice seeding.
After your grass has been meticulously aerated and planted, it requires continuing care. Proper management in the weeks after your aeration and seeding treatment is critical to the success of seed germination and establishment in your cold season lawn. The following are the lawn care advice to the customers.
Keep your feet off the grass
We recommend that homeowners keep foot activity to a minimal following sowing during this early establishing stage. During the first month, the seed will begin to germinate. Also, know about tree fertilization.
Water your lawn
It is preferable to water the grass first thing in the morning. Week by week instructions for caring for your newly sown lawn:
- Weeks 1 and 2: The major aim during the first two weeks after your aeration and seeding service is to keep the ground wet as the seed begins to germinate. Make cautious not to over-water to the point that the seed is washed away before it germinates.
- Weeks 3-4: The grass seed has begun to germinate and develop at this time. Continue watering the grass during the third and fourth weeks after sowing to keep the soil wet but not waterlogged. Reduce watering to 3-4 times each week to keep the new seed wet. You should stop watering the grass one day before moving to allow it to dry out.
- Week 4 and beyond: After a month of allowing your new seed to settle, it is okay to continue cutting the grass as needed. It is still critical to employ cautious care during this period to avoid damaging your newly sown lawn. You should also continue to water the lawn around twice a week, applying 1″ of water each time.