Aeration and Over-Seeding

Gard's Lawn Maintenance Services AERATION AND OVER-SEEDING

At Gard’s Lawn Maintenance we give a no-nonsense approach to all our services especially our aeration and overseeding services.


First off what is aeration? I’m sure you’ve seen the clipart explaining aeration that every other company uses, lets summarize and dispel a couple of misunderstandings surrounding poking holes in your yard!

Core aeration simply helps to encourage a healthy root system by opening a direct path to the soil for water, nutrients and fertilizers where it can be absorbed by the root system.

Some people have a misconception that you should go over the lawn twice or even three times, while this was true many years ago the professional grade aerators available today pull enough cores in a single pass to be able to open the roots. Although some yards may need this depending on conditions, most of the time it doesn’t need to be done.

Does it reduce soil compaction? Aeration can help reduce soil compaction in the first couple of inches of soil however that is not the goal of this service, usually there is an underlying issue leading to soil compaction that aeration cannot correct.

How often should it be done? This is a tricky question to answer due to each yard being different, however annually is a safe bet and we even have folks that will do this service twice a year.

What is overseeding?

Overseeding is a routine service that most yards in the Kansas City area need to have done annually as with each plant grass doesn’t live forever and needs to be replaced.

Why have us overseed your yard? We use a premium guaranteed weed and crop-free seed, and we apply the correct amount every time with fantastic results. We use the same practices and principles from our fertilizer and weed control program so you know you have the correct amount applied every single time!