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Why You Should Aerate and Overseed Your Lawn at The Same Time

Biscuits and gravy. Pumpkin spice and coffee. S’mores and campfires. Broadway and bachelorette parties. There are just some things in life that are synonymous with each other.

At Pure Green, we would add another pairing to that list: aeration and overseeding. Though it’s likely the most unfamiliar combination of the bunch, it may be the most important, especially for fall lawn care. After all, overseeding and aerating your lawn at the same time can help your grass stay healthy in Middle Tennessee all year long.

Why Aerate?

With all the rain, heat, and backyard activities of summer winding down, it’s likely your soil has compacted. You may even notice some pooling water or brown patches in your lawn. If left unchecked, these conditions can damage your turf and create an environment for pesky weeds to thrive. That’s why fall is a perfect time to add aeration to your lawn care treatment regimen.

Aerating your lawn breaks up your soil and enables water, nutrients, and oxygen—all vital to your lawn’s health—to reach your grassroots. Whether you use liquid or core methods, aeration reduces soil compaction, improves water drainage, and stimulates deeper root systems.

The Impact of Overseeding

Overseeding as part of your fall lawn care plan also reliably strengthens your lawn. Not only can it eliminate unsightly bare spots in your yard, but overseeding with different grass varieties can make your yard more drought-resistant. Plus, the cooler fall temperatures provide better conditions for growth, giving your seeds ample time to germinate before any frosts arrive. As a result, you’ll develop a thicker turf to keep out disease or weeds and improve your chances of great green grass during Nashville’s unpredictable winters.

Aeration and Overseeding: Better Together

Aerating and overseeding your lawn are both excellent fall lawn care options. But, to get the most impact out of each, you really need to do them together. Why? Well, when you aerate your lawn, the loosened soil provides the perfect situation for new grass seeds to germinate in the deeper parts of your soil—as well as weed seeds.

However, by overseeding right after aeration, you’re giving new seeds easy access to the nutrients they need to thrive, while also preventing weeds from growing in their place instead. With thicker, healthier turf from new seedling growth, you’ll have a fresh, gorgeous lawn just in time for spring!

Entrust Your Fall Lawn Care to Pure Green

With fall approaching, opportunity knocks to aerate and overseed your lawn simultaneously. But between back-to-school adjustments and fall sports schedules, it’s easy to let it slip through the cracks. That’s why partnering with Middle Tennessee’s lawn care services experts at Pure Green can ensure your lawn doesn’t miss out on the great green grass it deserves. To learn how our team can easily aerate and overseed your yard on the same day, request a free quote now.