It’s important to know all the methods available for optimal lawn care and there’s quite a few of them, like aeration and overseeding. If you’re not familiar with these terms, you’ve come to the right place! Here at MDP Outdoor Solutions and Rushville Napa, we want our customers to be well-informed. We’ve put together some basic information to get you up to speed on all things aeration and overseeding. If you have further questions or would like to check out some aerators or overseeders, be sure to stop by one of our dealerships today! We have locations in Rushville and Noblesville, IN. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be happy to assist you with your aeration and overseeding needs.
For starters, aeration is the process of mechanically removing soil cores from the lawn. The cores, which are usually one or two inches long, are then left atop the lawn. When the cores begin to break down, microbes feed on and break down thatch, which is the spongy layer of decaying material located between the crown of the grass plants and the soil. As for the benefits, aeration helps reduce soil compaction and it also allows water to reach very deep through the root zone. Nutrients are taken in more easily by the plan once aeration is complete. The overall soil quality is improved through this process.
When it comes to overseeding, this process entails dropping seed and opening up a groove in the soil, which creates better contact between the seed and soil. The result is improved germination rates that’ll produce a thicker lawn. The main benefits of overseeding are introducing new grass varieties to the lawn, which increases the resistance of diseases and insect attacks. Over time, the lawn will thicken with new seed growth so it’ll be better suited for crowding out weeds. Most importantly, the new plant growth and lawn thickening will make your property look lush and healthy as ever.
Of course, there many different types of equipment you can use for aerating and overseeding. It’ll mostly depend on your lawn and your personal preference. Many residential users lean toward a drum aerator and a mechanical overseeder. If you’re tackling a massive property such as a farm, you might consider a tow-behind aerator that is compatible with a mower or tractor. The walk-behind aerator is a common choice because it’s easy to use and comes with an affordable price tag. Mechanically driven overseeders tend to be highly effective and also won’t break the bank.
Visit MDP Outdoor Solutions to check out all of our aeration and overseeding equipment, which includes top brands like Ryan, Classen, and more. We have two convenient locations in Rushville and Noblesville, IN that offer a parts and service department. Whatever your lawn maintenance needs are, we can take care of them for you, so stop by today!