Aeration and Seeding

     Hampton Roads warm summer weather can take its toll on your lawn. Although warm season lawns like (Bermuda, Zoysia, and Centipede grass) are somewhat tolerant of the summer heat, cool season lawns (Fescue grass) can struggle with the heat, humidity, and periods of drought. Since Fescue lawns cannot spread and repair themselves like warm season lawns, Fescue lawns must be aerated and over-seeded to thicken and repair damaged areas.

 

     All Fescue lawns can benefit from some level of renovation every year. One of the best means of rejuvenating your lawn is to combine the power of professional core aeration with over-seeding. Core aeration helps reduce compaction caused by drought, helps break down thatch, and allows water, air, and nutrients to reach the root zone. Plus, a freshly aerated lawn provides a perfect seed bed for Fescue seed.

 

     Cool season lawns should be aerated and seeded between September and November for best results. This will allow the new seedlings time to mature and develop a strong root system before the cold winter months. This will also ensure a thick, healthy lawn the following spring. Seeding a cool season lawn in the spring is not recommended in most cases.

 

Wright’s Well and Irrigation only uses top-quality Fescue seed that is suited for our VA climate.

 

 

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