Even the most immaculate lawn is susceptible to weeds and when they start popping up, they can quickly take over and destroy the pristine look of any lawn. Not only do weeds ruin the aesthetics of a lawn, but they can also destroy the grass, choking it out and taking over what was once healthy space. Homeowners can follow some tips, such as growing their grass a little longer, to combat these weeds but other times, professional help is necessary to rid the lawn of truly invasive weeds.
Seeding is vital to any lawn that requires more density. When grass becomes sparse or patchy, it is time to seed. However, this requires more than simply tossing the seed on the ground and hoping it grows. First, the lawn must be aerated, then seeded, then meticulously watered. This is the only way to ensure the lawn will once again grow to be thick and lush. A weed control service in O’Fallon can provide this service, and offer tips to the homeowner to allow the seed to sprout, and remain intact.
Aeration is the act of placing small holes into the soil, and it has a number of purposes. It must be done prior to seeding, as this gives a place for seeds to fall into the soil and grow to become healthy grass. Aeration is also required prior to fertilizing, so the nutrients can get deep into the roots of the grass and allow it to thrive. Aerating is also necessary to break up compacted soil, which can make it difficult for any plant to live within it. Often, grass also accumulates thatch buildup, and aeration can help with this, as well.