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Late Summer Yard Repair

Does Your Yard Need Maintenance?

A healthy yard needs attention at specific times of the year. Late summer and early fall is the perfect time to schedule your annual aeration and overseeding treatment. Any lawn can benefit from yearly aeration, but your lawn should definitely be aerated if:

  • It gets heavy use by children and pets running around the yard.

  • It dries out easily and has a spongy feel. This could mean your lawn has an excessive thatch problem. If the thatch layer is greater than one-half inch, lawn aeration is recommended.

  • It was established by sod, and soil layering exists. Sod, which comes with finer-textured soil, is often laid down over existing coarser soil. This is called soil layering, and it disrupts drainage because water is held in the fine-textured soil, leading to poor root development and compacted soil. Lawn aeration breaks up the layering, allowing water to flow through the soil more easily and reach the roots.

Aeration and Overseeding

Aeration is a process that removes thousands of small ‘plugs’ of turf and soil from your lawn. This gives water and nutrients more direct access to your turf’s roots while reducing thatch buildup. Aeration also goes hand in hand with overseeding (seeding existing turf areas), which is the planting of grass seed directly into existing turf, without tearing up the turf, or the soil. The numerous holes created by aeration expose new seeds directly to the soil and shelters them from wind, animals, or other elements – increasing their viability.

Call today to schedule your annual aeration and seeding appointment with Nurney Landscape & Design, 215-794-8599


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