Fall Repairs to Rejuvenate Your Turf
Fall is the perfect time for lawn repairs or renovations. Even if your turf looks like it doesn’t need any help, there are certain things we can do to ensure continued healthy growth next spring. At the very least, late-season core aeration or seeding will prove beneficial.
The following conditions will warrant repairs to your lawn:
• Thin turf or bare areas are visible
• Excessive weeds or multiple grass types are present in your lawn
• Heavy thatch is stunting turf growth
What steps can we take?
Depending on the condition of your turfgrass this fall, we may recommend one of the following:
Core aeration, or removing plugs of soil from your lawn, will hasten thatch decay, encourage roots to grow thicker and deeper, and create more room for air, water and fertilizer to penetrate the soil. This is one of the best things we can do for your turf.
Core aeration with overseeding:
By combining core aeration with overseeding, we can thicken up a thin lawn or add a more hardy, drought-resistant variety of grass to your property.
Slice seeding deposits seed directly into the soil rather than spreading it out over the thatch layer (where it may not get a chance to sprout). This results in excellent germination rates and thicker growth.
Sod removal and replacement:
If your lawn has severe grub damage or extremely heavy thatch, all existing turf may need to be removed, followed by slice seeding or resodding.
Any of these choices can lead to a thicker and healthier lawn next spring.