Aeration and seeding are two of the most important steps you can take in the spring or fall to ensure a lush, green lawn. By aerating your yard, you introduce more oxygen and essential nutrients into the soil. Seeding your lawn will promote new grass and help improve your yard’s look and feel. However, your maintenance doesn’t stop once the Nature’s Select Sandhills team leaves. In fact, there are some critical steps to take, to ensure your lawn thrives post-aeration and seeding.
1. Stay Off the GrassLimiting foot traffic following aeration and seeding will ensure that seeds have time to germinate. Staying off your lawn for some time will also ensure that you don’t re-compact the soil. It’s best to limit traffic for a month or so, if possible. By allowing the grass seed time to sprout a root system and giving your lawn ample time to breathe, the aeration and seeding efforts will greatly impact your yard’s overall health and look. So, if you need to, plan to have your lawn aerated before the height of all your outdoor spring and summer activities or near the end of fall when the kids go back to school.
2. Water Immediately & RegularlyWatering your lawn right after aeration and seeding is the best thing you can do for your lawn. You’ll not only give the new seeds what they need to take hold in the soil, but you’ll also be supplying the current grass with essential water needed to grow healthy and green. You should also plan to water regularly until the new grass is about 1-2 inches in height. We recommend watering twice daily until you see little puddles in your lawn.
3. Leave the ClumpsAfter aeration, small clumps of dirt will be scattered all over your lawn. We recommend that you leave them right where they are since these clumps of dirt hold valuable minerals and nutrients for new seeds, even helping to carry the new seeds into the soil as they dissolve back into the ground. While it can be tempting to remove the clumps, doing so could make it even more challenging for the new seeds to take hold without this extra help.
Schedule Your Aeration & Seeding Appointment
Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to make the necessary preparations for an expert lawn care team to aerate and seed your lawn. When you’re looking for experts that care about the grass as well as what happens below the surface, call Nature’s Select Sandhills. Spring is when root growth and proper nutrient application is essential, as well as the treatment of lawn diseases. We’ll even give you an estimate for tree and shrub care. If you live in or around Seven Lakes or Pinehurst, NC, give us a call today at (910) 757-0359.