Aeration and overseeding are critical steps in keeping your lawn healthy. In Maine, the best time to aerate and overseed is August and September. This is so grass seeds have time to grow and develop strong roots before winter. Strong roots mean you’ll have a lush lawn in the spring that’s more pest and weed-resistant. It also reduces spring thaw runoff and puddling.

What is Aeration?

Aeration involves perforating the ground with small holes and loosening compacted soil.

The purpose of aeration is to break up the soil and allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the top soil to reach grass roots and form deeper, healthier root structures. 

What is Overseeding?

Overseeding is simply layering new grass seeds over any bare, brown, or worn patches of existing lawn. The best time to do this is right after aeration. (We will dethatch any brown areas during the aeration process, prior to overseeding.)

Keep your lawn gorgeous and green year after year and schedule lawn aeration and overseeding services annually. Our lawn care professionals are trained to keep your lawn in good health. Contact us today!