September– Best Time to Plan for Lawn Seeding & Aeration-
Caring for your lawn is a year-round dedication. Seasons change, and your lawn care program must match the changing climate conditions to keep your lawn healthy.
August lawns in New Jersey are usually brown and parched, that’s not the case this year as 2018 had been the wettest on record. The wet-humid conditions have increased fungus damage to may homeowner’s lawns.
Lawn care professionals recommend fertilizing your lawn in early September, which is the optimal time. As cooler temperatures are on the way it’s the absolute perfect time of year for lawn repair, seeding and core aeration. Aeration removes cores of soil penetrating the root zone, relieves compacted soil and allows air and nutrients to enter the root zone. Seeding is best performed with a professional slit seeding machine that cuts furrows and drops seed directly into the soil. If your lawn is getting thin, or developing spots, making your lawn less than ideal, aeration and seeding combination provides excellent results for a thick lawn.
After seeding be sure to water lightly and frequently keeping seeded area moist until seeds germinate.
Normally lawns need about an inch of water each week. If there’s not continued sufficient rainfall, be sure to water 2-3 times a week otherwise your grass may go dormant. Remember that deep and infrequent watering is best. This method promotes longer and stronger roots, reaching further underground for water.
If you’re planting a new lawn or renovating a lawn with problems, September is the time to do it right. Slit seeding & Aeration is an effective way to guarantee a healthy, lush lawn.
Hiring a professional can help you save time caring for your lawn. 201-447-6205