Lawn Aeration & Seeding
On the surface, lawn aeration seems to be a relatively straightforward process – someone runs aeration equipment over your turf, pulling out cores of soil to provide greater airflow and drying of your lawn.
Ryan Lawn & Tree’s Power Core Aeration is different:
- First, Ryan’s Lawn Care professionals will power core your lawn without doing damage to the grass or tearing up areas of sod that will take weeks to grow back.
- Second, we combine our core aeration program with our other lawn care services, providing maximum benefit to your lawn.
- Third, after we aerate your lawn, we overseed your lawn, encouraging recovery and adding more grass to your lawn.
Lawn Seeding & Overseeding Services
Ryan’s Lawn Care Professionals will seed your lawn in areas where growth is diminished, while also advising you on ways to improve grass growth in those areas.
Our overseeding services can be applied to your whole lawn, or portions of your lawn where your lawn is compromised.
Overseeding can also be added as part of our lawn care service program, ensuring your lawn is being replenished with plenty of seed each year.
Watering After Seeding
1. Water every day
For best results, we recommend watering every day for 10-15 minutes per zone, as the surface of the soil needs to remain damp. The hotter and windier it becomes outside the more frequently you will have to water.
2. Water around Mid-Day
Usually, for established lawns, it’s recommended to water the lawn early in the morning right before dawn. This is not the case for a newly seeded lawn. You want the soil to be damp during the hottest part of the day, so water around 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. for best results.
3. Continue to Water
You should start to see the grass seed germinate after two weeks of consistent watering. Do NOT stop watering at this point. The freshly germinated grass still has a short root system and if the soil dries out between waterings it could result in the grass dying. Once the grass becomes tall enough to mow you can cut back on watering to every 2-3 days. After 2-3 mowings you can switch watering to the early morning. Altogether the process takes around 5-10 weeks from when the grass seed was applied to when it has germinated and blends in with your lawn.
Verticutting – What is It?
Verticutting is a process that involves vertical mowing of your lawn to remove thatch buildup. Removing the thatch allows your lawn to breathe more easily, while also better absorb nutrients and water.
After verticutting, the treated area is then raked and overseeded.