Professional Aeration & Overseeding Services in Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, & Nearby Areas in Iowa
Our aeration and overseeding services work together to strengthen your lawn and promote healthy growth.
Over time, the soil on your lawn will become compacted due to a number of factors such as foot traffic, the use of lawnmowers, and more. When this happens, it makes it hard for the roots of your grass to absorb the nutrients that they need to grow. That's where our aeration and overseeding services come in. Our aeration service is designed to open up the soil on your lawn so that nutrients can reach the roots. We recommend having your lawn aerated once in the spring and again in the fall. We also offer overseeding directly after aeration to encourage new grass growth.
At Ankeny Lawn & Landscapes, we offer both of these services to keep your lawn healthy and beautiful. We provide these services to residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale and surrounding areas in Iowa.
What is aeration and how does it work?
Aeration is the process of loosening the soil on your lawn to make it easier for the roots of your grass to receive the water, air, and nutrients that they need. At Ankeny Lawn & Landscapes, we perform core aeration using our top-of-the-line core aeration machines. As we run our core aerators across your lawn, they will pull up small plugs (also known as cores) of soil from your turf. As these plugs are removed, they will leave tiny holes in your lawn. These holes provide a path for water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. When your roots are able to receive and absorb all of these elements, it will allow your grass to grow nice and strong.
When is the best time to schedule an aeration service?
The most important time to schedule aeration for your lawn is in the fall in either September or early October. This service is beneficial in the fall because your grass is still actively growing and will need all of the resources that it can get to gain its strength before winter dormancy. However, fall isn't the only time we recommend having your lawn aerated. We also recommend having your lawn aerated in the spring. When you aerate your lawn in the spring, you will give it a boost heading into the growing season so that your grass can grow nice and strong.
Overseeding pairs perfectly with aeration.
We offer an overseeding service directly after aeration. Overseeding is the process of spreading grass seeds across your lawn to encourage new growth. This service is beneficial as it can help fill in any bare or patchy areas with new, healthy grass. This service is only offered after we've aerated your lawn because the seeds will be able to fall into the holes that our aeration service created, allowing them to establish themselves deep into the soil where they have the best chance to grow. We recommend that you schedule overseeding every time that you have your lawn aerated.
We put down a starter fertilizer after we overseed to ensure the seeds will have all the nutrients they need to grow strong and healthy.
Give us a call today to schedule our aeration and overseeding services!
If you're ready to get the beautiful and healthy lawn that you've always wanted, it's time for you to take advantage of our aeration and overseeding services. We offer these services to residential, commercial, and HOA properties in Ankeny, Johnston, Urbandale, and surrounding areas in Iowa. Give us a call today at (515) 654-5447 to schedule a consultation.