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Hot, dry summer calls for more aerations and over-seeding than usual

With the weather we’ve been having, Wichita lawn maintenance has really been a challenge this summer. Many lawns have taken quite a beating. As a result, we’re seeing more turf grass in need of fall aeration, over-seeding, or both, this year as compared to others.

By reducing soil compaction and helping roots expand into the soil, aerating this fall helps lawns that get a lot of traffic (think kids sports and barbecues) by improving the depth and extent of your roots. This also helps with water uptake, lawn fertilization, and thatch breakdown. And if you’re thinking about fall over-seeding, many people like to begin with core aeration.

Our customers have been asking us “When should I aerate or over-seed?” Good question, as timing is important. If you’re seeding fescue this fall, we recommend seeding between September 1st and October 15th. You’ll see faster germination and less competition from spring weeds. And come springtime, your thicker lawn will be the best defense against those nasty weeds!

When you’re ready to discuss or schedule your fall aeration or over-seeding, just give us a ring at 316-529-0002.

 Fall aeration and overseeding in Wichita