Fertilawn Inc.
P.O. 20069. Bloomington, MN 55420
P: (952)884- 7331 F: (952)884-9119

Overseeding at the time of Aeration is an excellent way to re-establish damaged and/or deteriorated turf areas. Summer stress, soil compaction, thatch buildup and disease activity all affect turf density and overall health

Aeration helps to correct all of these lawn problems and overseeding introduces new, healthy, vigorous turf to the lawn.

How Aeration – Overseeding works:

Aeration removes thousands of small cores of soil 1″ to 3″ in length from your lawn. These cores “melt” back into the lawn after a few rainfalls and/or waterings, mixing with grass seed and thatch on your lawn. The holes created by aeration catch fertilizer, water and grass seed. Grass seed cultivates and turf roots naturally grow toward these growth packets and turf thickens in the process. Aeration holes also relieve pressure from compacted soils, letting oxygen and water move more freely into the root zone.

Benefits of Areation and Overseeding:

Thatch on your lawn works like a thatched roof. This layer of root, stems and other plant parts sheds water and prevents fertilizers and grass seed from moving freely into the soil. Aeration breaks through barriers allowing grass seed to reach the seed bed. Relieving soil compaction and opening up growth pockets allows for a higher rate of grass seed germination and produces a more mature, resilient turf base.

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PENETRATES THATCH OR COMPACTED SOIL LAYERS
Aeration pushes through thatch or compacted layers into the soil zone. Fertilizer, air and moisture can penetrate down into the roots.
Thatchy Lawn
HELPS CONTROL THATCH BUILD-UP
Soil brought to the surface by aeration contains microorganisms which help begin the breakdown of thatch tissue.
After Aeration
REDUCES COMPACTION
Aeration penetrates hard soil layers and lets in air, water and fertilizer to encourage new root growth. It also provides room for the soil to expand into the holes, reducing the compaction.
New Root Growth
STIMULATES NEW ROOT GROWTH
Aeration helps rejuvinate turf by allowing the roots to grow deeper, creating healthier plants and keeping the lawn thick and green..
Thick Healthy Turf