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Alternative EarthCare Shares the Top 3 Issues that Lawn Aeration and Overseeding can Fix

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., September 2, 2016 Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and hampton’s tick control, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Long Island Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.

Lawn aeration is a vital step for property owners to take to ensure a healthy and attractive lawn, as well as trees, bushes and flowers. Aeration helps to provide essential nutrients and water to lawns, encouraging deeper root growth, greener grass, and a less frequent need to water it. Aeration also encourages healthier root systems in trees, plants, and flowers. Overseeding along with aeration helps to discourage weed growth and promotes a vibrant and lush lawn. Alternative EarthCare shares the top three issues that lawn aeration and overseeding can fix.

  1. Compacted soil that suffocates tree, shrub and grass roots Root decline can lead to tissue death in trees and shrubs, and can kill off large areas of grass. When soil becomes compacted by foot traffic and pets and children playing, it prevents essential vitamins, nutrients, and water from getting to roots and prevents roots from taking hold deep enough to support healthy growth. Aerating lawns open up channels for life-giving nutrients and water to get to root systems, promoting a healthy lawn as well as trees, shrubs, and flowers.
  2. Large areas of thatch that cause roots to become dry and brittle Thick layers of thatch heat up and dry out quickly, causing root damage. During rainy periods, wet thatch holds in excess water, which also leads to root rot. While some thatch is healthy for a lawn, when it is extensive it can dry out roots and make them brittle, leading to widespread grass death and decay in trees and plants. Aerating and overseeding removes excess thatch, restores oxygen and vitamins to the area, and incorporates healthier grass in its place.
  3. Crabgrass and other weed invasions Weeds impact the look of lawns and property tremendously, and many weeds invade property quickly, overtaking healthy grass. Aerating the lawn gives the soil the channels needed to provide oxygen and nutrients to grass, and creates prime conditions for overseeding that can replace weeds. Usually done in stages, weeds can be killed with weed-killer, and soon after, core aeration and overseeding can take place. The holes made during the aeration process provide a bed for the new seeds, which will lead to the best results.

Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.