Bio Green offers slit seeding or over seeding as part of our lawn restoration service
Seeding is another important lawn care task, yet many homeowners do not know it. After 3-4 years, grass plants will slow down their productive rates. Re-seeding compensates for that natural slow down of the turf’s reproduction.
There are two methods for seeding your lawn.
Slit Seeding – the process of slicing the soil and dropping seeds into the grooves. This gives a better chance for seed to soil contact which will have a higher percentage of success.
Over Seeding – the process of broadcasting the seed with a rotary spreader recommended to be done in conjunction with a core aeration. This process is usually not as effective as slit seeding on an existing lawn but can be just as effective if the lawn is very thin or bare. Seed to soil contact is the major requirement for success of germination.
Why should you re-seed your lawn?
- To insure your lawn stays thick and dense, or if it has thinned, you will make it thick again.
- Replace grasses that have died over the summer due to the natural lifespan of fescues, drought or fungus damage. Combining areation with over seeding will give the lawn a brand new look.
Dethaching is the process or removing the thatch layer from your lawn.
This is the thick area, sometimes described as spongy top layer, of ground cover right below the grass layer from your lawn.
As a general rule of thumb, up to 1/2 inch of thatch is good for your lawn. This is especially true during times of drought, water restrictions, and high heat, when it can act like insulation for the soil by providing a screen from sun light and help to hold in moisture.
Thatch that accumulates in excess of 1/2 inch can actually work as a disadvantage to your lawn by creating too much buffer between the soil and the grass, preventing sufficient amounts of water, air, and nutrients (fertilizer) to reach the soil. Excess thatch can also encourage the proliferation of pests such as Chinch bugs, insects, and various lawn diseases and fungus.
Mechanical de-thatching is very expensive and is limited in which season it can be done (early spring or late fall). The cost is $75 per 1,000s/f.
BioGreenIndiana offers a liquid de-thatching product that is applied in the summer to increase microbial activity. Cost is $20 per 1,000s/f but if you sign up for our lawn fertilization program this service is included at no additional cost. If you are interested, please request a quote from firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawn Disease Control / Fungicide Application
Bio Green Ohio will assist you in troubleshooting disease and issues with your lawn.
Request one of our certified technicians to evaluate your lawn and make a recommendation of the path forward.
Lawn Care Services
- Natural Lawn Care Fertilization
- Grub Control
- Lawn Aeration
- Flea and Tick Control
- Seeding and Over Seeding
- Weed Control
Tree and Shrub Services
- Tree and Shrub Care
- Insect Control
- Disease Control
- Eco Friendly Fertilization
- Emerald Ash Borer Treatment