Does your Lawn Need Core Aeration & Seeding?

August 30, 2018

In order to maintain a pristine lawn, a few basic lawn care practices are necessary. Aside from mowing and watering, it’s important to ensure your grass is receiving the appropriate amount of nutrients necessary to reach the soil. By employing core aeration & seeding, you can promote a healthy, strong yard year-round.

What is Core Aeration & Seeding?


Core aeration is the process of perforating your soil with ½ inch x 2-3 inch holes in order to allow air, water, and nutrients to enter the ground. This practice loosens the soil to create a prime grass growing environment for your yard. By seeding simultaneously, you will be adding extra green during those winter months, while fending off unwelcomed weeds.

To prepare your lawn for the fall, aeration and seeding are recommended late August through the end of October. Fall is the perfect time of the year as the air temperatures drop while the soil remains warm.

When Does your Lawn Need Aeration & Seeding?

lawn in cochranville pa

Lawn aeration and seeding is a useful practice for any lawn owner looking to optimize their yard before the cold season, however there are several other reasons core aeration and seeding are recommended:

  • New Lawn: Every new yard requires healthy soil and often the top soil found in freshly constructed homes is stripped and unhealthy. Core aeration & seeding will help you create a beautiful lawn.
  • Summer Stress: If your lawn got a lot of use this season, the compaction of your soil may have become vulnerable. To construct a thick, green lawn, let professionals loosen your yard’s soil so root systems will develop and and retain water properly.
  • An Abundance of Weeds: A even, lush yard is the best weed deterrent. Ditch chemical weed killers and consider a healthier process; our system will improve overall plant health and grass varieties.
  • Sod Lawns: Soil layering established by sod can disrupt drainage and promote poor root development. Consider core aeration & seeding to allow water flow and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass.

Take a Look at the Results

At Henderson Fertilizing, we keep your lawn in great shape year-round. Take a look at the results from a Broomall client we serviced! One of our certified technicians provided recommendations and the customer enrolled in our trusted lawn care treatment program. Here are the results after just one year:

before after lawn care

Get Started Today with Core Aeration & Seeding

With fall around the corner, it’s time to let your lawn breathe, with one of the most important elements of our lawn care program. For guaranteed service this fall, please schedule your appointment online or give us a call at 484-472-7010 by the end of August. Once you reach out, one of our experts will survey your property, offer custom recommendations, and compile an estimate just for you.

Interested in learning more about how to keep your lawn in prime condition? Check out these essential lawn care tips.

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