Autumn is here, and it’s one of the best times of the year for property owners to lime their lawns.
Liming your lawn is a great way to improve the health of your grass. Lime applications correct the pH balance in soils by neutralizing its acidity and alkalinity.
Benefits of Lime
Adding lime to your soil has many benefits:
The pH of the soil becomes more favorable for the grass to grow, root growth development and helps release trapped nutrients within the soil that feed your lawn.
Lawns that are limed are stronger to adverse environmental conditions like extreme temperatures, drought, and excessive rainfall. Lime encourages thatch layers to decompose and helps new grass seeds germinate after overseeding.
Overseeding and Core Aeration
Overseeding and core aeration are typically performed simultaneously. Aeration loosens compacted soils, reduces thatch and allows water, air and fertilizer to penetrate root zones. Aerating also creates an optimal environment for overseeding.
The preferred way to over-seed is with a newly developed grass seed that are drought tolerant, disease resistant and performs well in sunny and shady areas. It will improve the appearance and strength of any lawn.
The soil cores you see on your lawn after aeration, will break down gradually within a couple weeks. This natural return to the soil helps hold the thatch to a desirable level.
Aeration and overseeding will immediately improve your lawn’s current appearance by filling in bare spots and out competing weaker species of grasses. Both aerating and overseeding are lawn health enhancing practices, that should be a regular part of your lawn maintenance program.
Choose Brooks Landscaping
Since 1995, the team at Brooks Landscaping LLC has worked to deliver you landscaping and lawn care services to help you get the best from your yard and landscape. Our reliable, honest, and quality workmanship is what has allowed us to build a great reputation with our customers in Connecticut.
Choosing the company that’s right for your landscape and lawn is important. For homeowners in Woodbury, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Watertown, Southbury, and beyond, the choice is easy.
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