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Aeration and Seeding

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Lawn aeration and seeding service in Poquoson and the Peninsula VA

We offer lawn aeration and seeding services for commercial and residential customers in Poquoson and the Peninsula VA area. Aeration is the process of punching holes about two to three inches deep and about 1/2″ in diameter throughout a lawn to break up the soil. Lawn aeration is necessary to maintain the health of your lawn and roots.

Soil that is not aerated can become compacted preventing nutrients to penetrate. This compacted soil is poor for the growth of your lawn. Lawn roots will become shallow and grass is thin and hard to feed. Once the lawn is aerated, plugs of dirt are removed allowing the water, minerals and oxygen to enter the loosened soil. This will result in a fuller, lush lawn with deeper root structure that is easy to feed.

When should you aerate?

Aeration is beneficial to all grass types and should be done during the lawn’s primary growing season. For cool season grasses like bluegrass and fescue, is in late August to mid September. This is when these lawns are coming out of summer dormancy and beginning a period of growth.

If you have a warm-season lawn like bermuda, zoysia, or St. Augustine, later in the spring is preferred. It’s recommended you wait to aerate your lawn until late May or June. You want optimum conditions for growth to ensure that the grass will recover quickly. Ideally the lawn should be moist when aeration takes place.

Seeding your commercial or residential lawn

We provide seeding for new lawn establishment and overseeding for established lawns for residential and commercial customers in Poquoson and Peninsula VA. Seeding a lawn is a great way to fill in bare spots and prepare for a thicker and fuller spring lawn. We make sure the soil pH is at the proper level prior to seeding.

When is the best time to seed my lawn?

Fall is an ideal time to seed. Cooler temperatures prevent the seeds from drying out, and there’s still enough sun and rain to help them germinate before going into hibernation for the winter. There are also fewer weeds in fall for new grass to compete with.

What is overseeding?

Over time, grass gets old and patchy. Worn-out lawns can have weeds and bare spots. Overseeding is a fast, inexpensive way to help bring your lawn back to its lush, green self without tearing everything out and starting over. Overseeding adds more grass to a lawn without turning the topsoil. The fall is a good time to overseed an existing lawn. Some prep work will ensure the seeds will take and grow in the spring. Cuts from the Sun will offer a free evaluation of your lawn goals, contact us to get started!