August 8, 2017

Aerate and Over-Seed Your Lawn: Get Ready to Be Impressed

Has summer left your lawn tired and faded? If you long for the lush lawn you had in the past, before the scorching summer sun, it’s time to have your lawn aerated and over-seeded. Aeration and over-seeding, when done by the qualified law care professionals from JFC Grounds Maintenance, will give your lawn a breath of fresh air and ensure that it grows back stronger than ever before. 


Lawn aeration is the process of perforating the soil in your yard with tiny holes to let in air, water and nutrients. By removing pieces of soil from the lawn, all of the essentials can reach the grass roots and produce a lusher and more vigorous lawn. Lawn aeration is also essential for preventing excess social compaction in your yard. Soil that is compacted has too many solid particles below the surface, so air, water and nutrients cannot penetrate the soil.


Over-seeding is the process of spreading additional grass seed over a lawn that has already grown. Over-seeding is used to get the most possible benefit from your aeration and take advantage of the small holes in the soil. As your lawn ages, it naturally thins out if left alone and used regularly. Over-seeding helps to reinvigorate your lawn without needing to install sod or work from scratch. By over-seeding in the fall months, your lawn will grow with a lower chance of weed growth or patchiness.

When is the Best Time to Aerate and Over-Seed Your Lawn?

September is the best time of year for aeration and over-seeding. This month is known for having temperatures that promote grass growth and cooler nights, unlike the early and mid-summer period. Taking advantage of your lawn’s natural growing patterns in September will get your family the best result possible.

Working with a professional from JFC Grounds Maintenance means getting top-notch results from professional-grade equipment. Save yourself the time and trust your lawn to the experts at JFC. Ready to set a date for your lawn aeration and over-seeding? Give JFC Grounds Maintenance a call at (410) 655-2887.