The Importance of Fall Lawn Aeration & Overseeding

Landscaper Seeding Green Grass

Contrary to some commonly held beliefs, the beginning of fall is not the end of your landscaping duties. There are plenty of important tasks for you to undertake at the end of summer and throughout the fall that will pay off handsomely come springtime.

For your lawn, aeration and overseeding are two of the best things you can do to help it survive the winter and thrive in the new growing season. Check out a few of the ways these fall lawncare services will benefit your grass throughout the year!

Reduce soil compaction after summer lawn use.

Aeration is the process of creating small holes throughout your soil. With this decompaction, water and nutrients are better able to reach your grassroots to facilitate recovery and growth. Your lawn typically suffers more compaction in the summer, due to increased foot traffic and mowing, making fall an ideal season for aeration.

Fill in thin and damaged turf areas.

During overseeding, new grass seed is introduced to promote growth in thin and bare areas and thicken your lawn overall. Fall conditions are optimal for new grass growth, so overseeding will be most effective during this season. Then when spring rolls around, your lawn will grow in green, healthy, and luscious.

Protect your lawn from pests and disease.

Aeration and overseeing, especially when done together, make your grass more resistant to disease and pest infestation. Aeration reduces thatch—dead grass stems and roots—in your lawn, which eliminates areas for pests to create a home and cause damage to your grass. Overseeding helps fortify your lawn against disease and insect damage by introducing new grass varieties, which make it stronger.

At VistaPro Landscape & Design, we offer year-round grounds management services to keep your lawn and entire landscape in its best shape during every season. From leaf and snow removal to annual plant rotations and cleanup, our team can do it all.

Talk to one of our landscaping specialists today about lawn aeration, overseeding, and other services that can benefit your property!