Aeration and Seeding Services

Aeration and Seeding

Aeration and Seeding: The Secret to a Lush Green Lawn in Northern Virginia

In the quest for a beautiful in the Washington DC area, aeration and over-seeding ranks as one of the best-kept secrets. This often-overlooked lawn care practice paves the way for healthy grass that stands up to drought, disease, and everyday wear and tear. It is the best way to rebuild your lawn after one of our brutally hot and dry summers.

What Is Aeration and Over-seeding?

NuLeaf’s power core aeration and seeding process creates thousands of new growth zones throughout your lawn by removing 1”-3” deep cores of soil. These cores eventually dissolve helping to speed up the natural process of thatch breakdown. The holes left by aeration make room for air, fertilizer and water to reach your lawn’s roots. Your lawn will naturally expand towards the open pockets in the soil, resulting in heather grass with deeper roots. After aeration we will over-seed your lawn with a certified blue tag seed treated with a proprietary blend of humic and fulvic acids, proteins, fertilizer, potassium, kelp extracts, amino acids and other biological stimulants that promote seed germination and root growth. This results in quicker germination and faster establishment.

Why Aeration Is Needed?

Lawns take a great deal of abuse in Northern Virginia, family football games, chasing dogs and kids around even the activities associated with maintaining a lush lawn combine to compress soil, which suppresses root growth and hinders roots from penetrating into soil. If a lawn grows for years without aeration, the soil beneath will eventually harden, shrugging off fertilizer, rainfall and supplemental irrigation. As soil becomes tighter, grass grows less, thinning and eventually dying. Aerating the lawn along with enrolling in one of NuLeaf’s lawn care programs will ensure a healthy and strong lawn in the difficult climate here in Northern Virginia.