Caring for Your Lawn Before and After Aeration and Overseeding
Getting ready for aeration and overseeding? Here’s what you need to know to prepare your yard. There are a few things you can do to help our technicians move faster when delivering your lawn care. Plus, these tips will allow your lawn to soak up the good stuff faster, so the techniques are more effective! Here’s what you need to know.
Before aeration and overseeding
Aeration and overseeding is a multi-step process. It requires access to a clean space. To complete the process, you should first make sure you’ve done all the essential lawn care tasks. The lawn should be mowed, and leaves should be removed. Any piles of debris (or even manmade materials) can inhibit the aeration and overseeding process. If there are dog fences, sprinklers, or shallow buried lines, make sure to mark them clearly. They should be highly visible so that visiting technicians unfamiliar with your specific lawn won’t stumble upon something and damage it. Aeration goes 6 inches deep.
After aeration and overseeding
Now, it’s time for lawn care! You won’t see the results for about three weeks, but the waiting period is critical. It’s important to water your lawn every day for the first week. Try to do it early in the morning. Before fertilizing the lawn, make sure to wait three weeks. Do not use any weed control products for this three-week period as well. The grass needs an opportunity to grow, and extreme products can destroy the new grass before it has a chance to take hold. Finally, do not mow for 2-3 weeks. To give your grass the best chance to grow tall and healthy, it’s important to give it unrestricted growing time for several weeks after aeration and overseeding.
Need assistance with lawn care? Our expert team at SecureLawn can handle aeration, seasonal maintenance, overseeding, turf care, and more. Reach out if you’d like to discuss our packages and talk with our technicians about your specific needs.