Aeration & SeedingIn the Brookfield, Pewaukee, & Wauwatosa, WI Area.
With our aeration services, more water and nutrients will reach your lawn's root system, while newly spread seeds will produce grass that covers the bare spots in your turf.
A crucial part of maintaining a balanced and healthy lawn is through annual aeration and seeding. This is a procedure that helps your turf gain back nutrients and hydration. To gain a beautiful spring lawn, we recommend aeration and seeding services be performed during the fall when cool-season grasses are at their optimal growth potential. We work with residents in and around Brookfield, Pewaukee, and Wauwatosa, WI.
Aerating is the process of using a tool, called an aerator, to pull plugs of grass and soil from the lawn. These plugs slowly break down and are reabsorbed into the lawn as extra nutrients. Aerating your lawn comes with a number of benefits including:
High-traffic and poor irrigation management creates compaction. It is also more common in poor soil, such as clay-like soil. This makes it difficult for the grass to develop a healthy root system, Aerating helps alleviate the compaction and allows nutrients, hydration, and sunlight deep into the roots.
Thatch is a buildup of dead and decomposing material in your lawn. While having some thatch is okay on your lawn, any thatch over ½" can be detrimental. Aerating helps break up the thatch barrier and gets the needed nutrients to the roots of your grass.
Aerating on an annual basis helps strengthen the root system of your turf. When lawns are not aerated, a weak root system develops and will burn out easier in the summertime. A well-aerated lawn that has had time to grow strong and healthy will maintain its color and health well into the summer months.
At Beautiful Blooms Landscape & Design, LLC, we also offer dethatching services. Dethatching is typically not necessary on lawns that are aerated regularly, because aerating removes thatch when the plugs are taken out.
Increased thatch on your property stagnates the root growth of your turf. Thatch should never get thicker than ½", or it will be harmful to your lawn. When thatch builds up, your lawn becomes susceptible to fungal diseases and pest infestation.
For more information on our dethatching services, you can contact us at (414) 431-1757.
Fall is the perfect time for seeding! Aerating and seeding services work well together, because aerating your lawn allows the seeds to have a better seed-to-soil contact when they are dropped. There are two methods of seeding that we use, based on the circumstances of your lawn and whether or not your yard has been aerated. These methods are:
Overseeding incorporates more grass into the existing lawn. Using a broadcast spreader, the seed is laid across the lawn. Overseeding and aerating is the best method for reviving your lawn to a healthier state.
Overseeding is beneficial for:
At Beautiful Blooms Landscape & Design, LLC, we use a variety of grass species during our overseeding to promote a healthy blend of grasses. This gives your lawn the best chance at achieving a good lawn density.
Slit seeding is an option for reseeding your lawn in the spring. However, it should be done as a standalone service and not in conjunction with aerating services. Using a slit seeder, we vertically cut into the ground and directly implant the seeds, which give the seeds the best soil-to-seed contact possible. Slit-seeding results in a high germination rate due to the seeds being deposited directly into nutrient-rich soil.
We offer an affordable, minimal way of slit seeding by using a fertilizer spreader as well. The result is not as good as the slit-seeder, but allows homeowners on a stricter budget to do something positive with their lawn to help it.
Keep your lawn hydrated until the new seed has established roots. Once the roots are established and the grass begins to grow in, regular lawn mowing and maintenance routines can resume.
We handle each of our customers on a case-by-case basis when it comes to seeding services. Our experts take into consideration each property's individual needs, the types of grass, and the needs of the homeowner.
While aerating and overseeding are the recommended route for establishing thick, healthy lawns, we know the property's circumstances may create the need to use an alternative path. For more information or to get a consultation on your aeration and seeding services, call us at (414) 431-1757.
We work with a variety of residential properties in the Brookfield, Pewaukee, and Wauwatosa, WI areas.
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