The Value of Core Aeration for Your Fescue Lawn
September is upon us! Now is the best time to core aerate and over-seed your fescue lawn, when the grass is growing most rapidly. At Alternative Environments in Villa Rica, GA, we offer core aeration and great customer service. But why is this service so important for your lawn? Fescue grass is comparatively low-maintenance: it needs less watering, less mowing, and less fertilizing. On the other hand, it doesn’t germinate automatically, so it must be reseeded each year. Before you can do that, you need to prep the soil with extra water and nutrients. Especially after a summer of hot weather, rain and lots of time spent playing on the lawn, soil can get very compact and hard. Since Georgia soil tends to be hard and contain a lot of clay, aeration is vital! If it’s not loosened, water, fertilizer, and new seeds won’t reach the right depths to do any good–they will just sit on the surface and get washed away. Loosening soil also makes it easier for roots to reach down deep. That’s where aeration comes in! Core aeration is the process of poking hundreds of holes in soil to loosen it. Aerating in the fall allows your cool-weather grass to establish roots and flourish in the spring, thus lessening the harsh effects of hot summer weather on your lawn. At Alternative Environments, we take pride in all our services and products. Contact us today to set up your aeration appointment and let’s get to work on your lawn!