Aeration Overseeding Recipe for Beautiful Lawn

Westchester County Professional Landscaping Brings Beauty Back to Tired Lawns

Long, dry, hot summers can wreak havoc on our lawns. Before long our once beautiful green lawns can become brittle and lifeless. Keeping a lawn beautiful all year long takes a professional touch and experience. Westchester County and Putnam Counties rely on the experienced team at Landwork Contractors to keep lawns thriving all year long. We offer a wide range of services to keep your grass fresh, including:

  • big brick house with custom landscape - Landwork Contractors Inc.Lawn Maintenance
  • Lawn Care
  • Routine Mowing
  • Watering
  • Drainage
  • Soil Management
  • Aeration
  • Overseeding

Our experienced team of lawn maintenance and lawn care experts have been working in this region for over 10 years. They understand the challenges that go along with this planting zone so they can prepare the perfect plan for your lawn or yard.

Thatch and Impacted Soil Destroy Green Lawns

As grass grows, little pieces die off and cover the ground, especially after regular mowing during summer. The pieces left over are called thatch. A thin layer of thatch is beneficial to plants because it prevents the evaporation of water and protects from too much sun. However, a thicker layer of thatch can actually choke out sunlight and water, robbing grass of much-needed nutrients.

Another issue for lawns is impacted soil. When soil is packed down too tightly, specifically in high traffic areas, the soil becomes impacted. Sunlight, water, air, and nutrients cannot reach the roots of grass in impacted areas and the grass begins to die off. Heavy thatch sometimes helps create impacted soil. The soil must be adjusted to keep the grass growing properly.

What is Aeration?

lawn aerationAeration is the process of opening up dry, thatched, or impacted soil. During this process, tiny holes are created in the soil to produce more room for air, nutrients, and water to reach the roots and get into the soil.

Signs You Need to Start Aerating Your Lawn

  • Abundance of Weeds
  • Areas of Heavy Foot Traffic
  • Water Collecting in Puddles After a Rain
  • Bare, Thin, or Patchy Spots in Your Lawn
  • Thick Layers of Thatch
  • Difficulty Digging

If you have any of these issues, be sure to contact your trusted local landscaper, like Landwork Contractors. They will be able to diagnose the issue and get started on a customized lawn maintenance plan.

Overseeding Brings the Green

The best way to follow up the aerating process is to fertilize your lawn with overseeding. This technique scatters new seeds over the old grass and into the freshly created holes. Aerating and Overseeding must be done in late summer or early fall so the seeds have a chance to take root before the first winter frost. When done right, a combination of fall aerating and overseeding will create lush, green lawns in the spring and summer.

Benefits of Aeration and Overseeding in Late Summer or Early Fall


  • big lawn with house at the bottomSeeds take root easier in open soil
  • More thatch-eating microorganisms
  • Less disease
  • Hardier root systems tolerate dry, hot summers
  • Thicker healthier lawns
  • Resistance to Pests
  • Lush appearance
  • Fewer weeds


Get the Lawn of Your Dreams All Year Long

Aerating and overseeding help prepare your lawn for all the seasons of the year. Beautiful lawns take time, special care, and a lot of work. Let Landwork Contractors do the hard work for you. Our experienced lawn specialists will repair and replenish your lawn with our customized maintenance and care plans. Call us today at 914-479-2537 and get started on your dream garden today. Or you can simply make an appointment online.  We can’t wait to bring green back to your lawn!

Aeration Overseeding Recipe for Beautiful Lawn was last modified: September 8th, 2016 by Landwork Contractors