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Fall Aeration

We perform core aeration in the Fall to break up compaction and the thatch layer that accumulates on your lawn.  Thatch is a condition that makes your sod feel spongy when walked on and is comprised of a tightly mingled layer of living and dead leaves, roots, and stems that build up when the lawn produces organic debris faster than it can decompose.  It accumulates between the layer of actively growing grass and the soil underneath.  Core aeration permeates the thatch and breaks down the compacted material improving the grass-to-soil contact for proper germination, increasing air flow and nutrient delivery.  

We leave the pulled soil plugs on the ground as a composting feature to decompose naturally and filter back into the soil organically, gradually building up your topsoil layer season over season.  

This gradual building of the topsoil layer is especially important for newly constructed properties where heavy equipment grading and construction processes have removed much of the topsoil leaving the topsoil depth dangerously shallow for sod or seed. In those cases, newly established turf can suffer as its roots lengthen, reaching the limestone rock bed underneath which naturally acts as a drain to draw water away from the grass roots. 

Make Core Aeration part of your Fall maintenance routine to increase your topsoil naturally and give your grass roots the room to grow and strengthen.

Fall Overseeding

In addition to Fall Aeration, we offer Fall Overseeding to promote a full, thick, and consistent looking lawn that is free of bare spots.  We use a premium Fescue RTF seed (Rhizomatous Tall Fescue) at an application rate of 4 lbs per 1,000 square feet by broadcast spreader.  We do not slit seed.

The term “rhizomatous” means that the grass has a subterranean stem that sends out shoots and roots from its nodes, so it spreads horizontally.  Fescue RTF is a wide blade, deep green, cool weather grass that performs well in different microclimates, including shady areas.

With proper watering and care, the seed establishes quickly and is high yielding.  We request that newly seeded lawns be watered daily to saturation for a minimum of ten consecutive days to promote healthy germination, so please plan accordingly if you have an irrigation system that is scheduled to close.  Inform your irrigation company to schedule your winterization at the end of October, or first week of November, as you have seeding planned for your property.

We do not seed established lawns in the Spring.  The first treatment in a lawn fertilization and weed control program is called the pre-emergent stage.  Pre-emergent helps to prevent weed seed germination and is also counter-productive to grass seed germination.

Fescue RTF is our standard seed type, however alternative seed types are available upon request and are subject to price variability.

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Soil Conditioners

The regenerative nature of this practice is to restore soil quality and promote healthy plant and turf root growth.

These amendments improve soil’s physical properties to allow for better permeability, water infiltration, water retention, aeration, drainage, and structure.  They provide a better root environment. 

Are you watering faithfully?  Are you treating your lawn with fertilizer and weed control, yet your lawn still seems flat, lifeless, and unyielding?  Your lawn may benefit from some restoration efforts. 

Applied as a one-time, non-renewing, stand-alone treatment, or as a recurring partner with overseeding in our Top Dressing & Overseeding service listed below.  

It is applied via broadcast spreader and increases organic matter, balances pH, increases water retention, and introduces healthy microbes to re-establish microbial population in the earth, which can also aid in alleviating compaction.

This is not a time or temperature sensitive application, so it may be conducted at any time during the growing season.

Top Dressing and Overseeding

Combine our Soil Conditioner and Overseeding as a recurring part of your Fall lawn routine to provide a nutrient rich and revitalizing enhancement to your Fall seeding plans.

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The BeeGreen team have been great! Matt did a thoughtful evaluation of our lawn and made recommendations. No pressure. They have since done weed control which was very focused, aeration and overseeding and all were professionally done and timely with good notification. Matt himself came out on short notice to treat our arborvitae for bagworms and he gave me some valuable advice while he was here. All in all very satisfied.
Geoff
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