One of the best things you can do for your lawn’s health each year is core lawn aeration and over-seeding. Lawn aeration loosens compacted soil to allow more oxygen into the soil. Over seeding your lawn with the correct blended seed mix (for sun or shaded areas) will help thicken the lawn in the fall but you will more likely see better results the following spring. The preparation of lawn aeration and over-seeding is important as well as the execution and care for your lawn afterwards. We are very careful to insure your lawn gets cut just before we come in and once we aerate and over-seed that is just when the real work begins afterwards. Typically, your lawn does not get cut for at least 2-3 weeks afterwards and the ground needs to stay moist (not saturated) during that span as well so the grass seed germinates. Even after that span of about three weeks you cannot let your lawn dry out for too long as the newly germinated seeds need good moisture to grow well. The lower over night temperatures in the fall will hold the moisture in the ground longer which reduces the homeowners work load. Getting thick lush lawn takes some effort by us and the homeowner but with a little bit of effort positive results will happen. If you aerate and seed several years in a row you will find the best result for a nice thick lush lawn. Thick lush healthy lawns are much easier to care for. One note, you still need to maintain your lawn with seasonal fertilizer and herbicides. Weed seed finds the weakest link (bare spots) in your lawn and quickly grows so thick lush lawns reduce the likelihood of that happening.