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Cooler Fall conditions of course means Football Season is here but it is also a fantastic time to aerate, thatch, seed and feed lawns. It brings ideal conditions for fall lawn care. Such as cool nights, rainfall and morning dew. Many people who have lawn problems do not realize how detrimental compacted soil and thatch build-up is to their lawn. An advantage to raking leaves is that you thatch and aerate your lawn at the same time: Some people choose to use leaf blowers, instead. Here's another option: before putting your lawn mower to bed for another winter (make sure the grass catcher is attached) and run over the leaves with it. Thatching also enables your lawn to absorb the fall fertilizer properly.

Seeding/overseeding should be a vital part of fall lawn care. During the spring and summer, your lawn likely sees plenty of activity. The summer is the most common time for it to be enjoyed. This does take a toll on it, and this is often referred to as summer stress. You can reduce this by seeding the lawn in the fall. Other benefits of seeding lawns in the fall are eliminating thin or bald spots, it helps to reduce or eliminate competition from weeds and generally gives you a fuller and lusher lawn.

This also may very well may be the single most important lawn feeding of the year. Grass roots start to store nutrients the grass will need when it wakes up again in the spring, so you want to help those roots by feeding them. Lawn food is formulated to deliver the nutrients grass needs to get through the winter and come up strong the following year. If weeds are still a problem, you can apply a lawn food with weed control.

Van Bourgondien Nursery has several different brands of Grass Seed and Lawn Fertilizer to help your Lawn get ready for its long winters nap. Suffolk County Law also prohibits Lawn Fertilization from November 1 to April 1, so now is definately the time for fall lawn care.

Difference between Aeration and Thatching Lawns -
What Is Lawn Aeration ?

Aeration is the process of removing cores of turf to improve the flow of air, water and nutrients in dense, compacted soil. Soil compaction, caused by lawn traffic such as walking and mowing, is one of the greatest causes of turf deterioration. When soil is compacted, dirt is forced together, reducing the area where roots can grow. Aeration relieves soil compaction by improving the exchange of water and critical nutrients to grass roots. Lawn Aeration is one of the most important things for a healthy lawn.

Benefits of Lawn Aeration -
Improves air to the roots and promotes deeper root growth, breaks up hard or clay soil, helps to save on your water bill, helps seed germination and helps establish and creates a lush, thick, healthy lawn.

What Is Lawn Thatching ?
Thatching is the removal of old, tired, grass and moss. The process is sometimes called Power Raking. The problem with thick thatch is that the grass roots are rooting within the grass itself, rather than into the soil.
The best time to thatch is in the fall or late spring when your lawn is dry and the thatch is light and fluffy. This allows removal of the maximum amount of thatch, while minimizing stress to your lawn.

Benefits Of Lawn Thatching -
With thatch removed, air circulation, seeding, lawn food and water can more efficiently do their jobs so your lawn becomes healthier and more resistant to insect damage and disease. Thatching in fall and spring promotes denser growth and ensures the vibrancy and resiliency of your lawn.
 

 



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