Typically performed September-October or early spring
We commence this service after Labor Day when the weather conditions are optimal. We use core aerators which removes cores of soil from the ground that will lay on the surface until they break down. This process alleviates the compaction of the Northern Virginia clay soil. This service is usually done in conjunction with an application of applicable (sun or shade) grass seed so the seed applied will drop in the holes, which in turn germinate much better than seeds just laying on the soil surface. Our charges are based on the square footage measurement of the lawn area.
Upon completion of aeration and overseeding, your participation in maintaining damp soil in the succeeding two weeks will have a direct influence on your results. Ideally, you want to maintain moisture in the upper half-inch of the soil until germination, which takes about two weeks. You cannot depend on the rain alone for success. This can best be achieved by watering 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the early evening. In the event there is a good rain, this should satisfy the watering requirement for a few days without you having to water.
For more information on aeration or overseeding in Fairfax Station VA contact us today!