Aeration, Overseeding and Starter Fertilization
The root of the problem in most lawns comes from compacted soil that minimizes root growth and inhibits water & nutrient in-take. Core Aeration encourages deeper roots, opens up the soil to air, water & valuable nutrients. Over time an aerated lawn is less susceptible to disease & thatch build up. Aeration also reduces water run off and increases turf tolerance to heat and drought stress. Throw in some seed with a little boost of a light starter fertilization and your bare spots should fill in nicely with the optimized soil conditions.
Other Common issues stem from having too much thatch buildup that can keep your lawn from absorbing the essential nutrients and potentially preventing the aeration to not be as effective. We recommend you de-thatch your lawn every few years depending on the amount of buildup you have.
Compost/Soil Top Dressing
Soil loses nutrients over time and adding a bit of top dressing can help rejuvenate your lawn. This is especially good for areas that just don't ever seem to grow.
If you lawn is beyond repair or has multiple different types of grass and weeds that you cant control, it may be a good idea to start fresh with a weed free grass of your choice. Whether this is the whole yard or just a small area, installing sod can save you a lot of time and effort in the future.
Seed requires adequate time to germinate. For best results, try to get this service during prime renovation timelines noted below.
Irrigated lawns: Mid August through September
Non-Irrigated lawns: September 1st through the fist part of October