Aeration is a key practice to sustain a healthy, hardy lawn. If ignored for too long, you may notice the effects of heavy thatch buildup–a layer of dead grass that hinders water and fertilizer from reaching the root system. Another common problem is soil compaction, where the particles of soil are pressed so tightly together that it’s not porous enough to hold water, oxygen, or other nutrients that the lawn needs to thrive. Soil compaction can cause your grass to become weak, often browning easily and thinning out.
Our core Aeration is a mechanical procedure that removes 2-5” plugs of soil from the lawn. This breaks up soil compaction and thatch and allows water, oxygen, and nutrients to penetrate deeper into the soil and improve overall root development. We recommend this service in the Fall to ensure your lawn is ready for the following year’s growing season.
In conjunction with a cultivation practice like Aeration, Overseeding introduces a custom blend of desirable grass varieties that will help thicken up your lawn. Our seed varieties are hand-picked to provide an optimal level of sun/shade tolerance, disease and drought resistance, establishment time, and color. We also pre-treat our seed with a special blend of nutrients and biostimulants to give the seed the best chance at quick and complete germination. We recommend all seeding be done in the Fall to capitalize on the best establishment period in New England.
If you are looking to seed in the Spring, need to repair bare areas in your lawn, or want to kick start a brand new lawn, Slice Seeding is your best bet. This is a mechanical procedure that slices into the soil about 1⁄4” deep and drops seed into these grooves. This method allows for better seed-soil contact which promotes better, more complete germination. As part of this service, we double pass the area in a criss-cross pattern to ensure your lawn gets twice the seed to help fill in those unsightly bare areas.
When it comes to seeding, we go the extra mile to ensure the best chance possible that your new grass germinates and establishes into a healthy and hardy turf. Our seed mix is a hand-picked blend of premium grass varieties that provide an optimal level of sun/shade tolerance, as well as disease and drought resistance, establishment time, and color. We also pre-treat our seed with a custom formulation of nutrients and biostimulants to give the seed the best chance possible at quick and complete germination.
If you are looking to do seeding in the spring, it is important to know that our normal pre-emergent weed barriers will hinder the new seed’s germination in the same way it impacts weed seeds. We do, however, offer a Seed-Safe Pre-Emergent that will preemptively control crabgrass while allowing desirable grass seeds to germinate. Please note, this treatment will blanch the lawn white for 10-14 days, but it will return to its original state.