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Core Aeration

During Columbus' spring and summer months, your lawn receives more traffic.  Regular mowing and heavy foot traffic can lead to soil compaction and thatch build up.  This can make it more difficult for your grass and its roots to breathe.  Green Up solves this issue by offering mechanical core aeration during the fall.  Core aeration is the process in which a machine pulls cores from the turf and deposits them back on top of the lawn.  This process loosens the soil, offering a chance for nutrients and water to reach deeper into the soil.  Lawn Aeration is one of the most important cultural practices you can do for your lawn.  The benefits are tremendous.    

  • Improves air and water movement through the soil. 

  • Helps roots grow deeper, which provides a stronger healthy grass plant. 

  • Aeration will help reduce thatch.  Excessive thatch in a lawn will prevent nutrients and water from getting down to the roots.  

  • Reduces soil compaction.

  • Aeration is a natural way to help provide a thick, healthy turf, thus preventing weeds and crabgrass from germinating. 



The concept of overseeding lawns as part of a regular maintenance has been around for years, but it is still new to many homeowners.  This one step combined with core aeration will do more to improve the quality of your lawn more than almost anything else you can do.  Overseeding with Green Up offers many benefits to your lawn, such as:

  • Replacing areas of thinning grass or areas that were once occupied by broadleaf and grassy weeds.  

  • We only use premium grass seed that improves the overall health of your lawn.  A healthy lawn is your best defense from invasive pests and disease, increasing the strength and resiliency of the turf.  

  • Overseeding will increase thickness of lawns, thus preventing ugly, broadleaf weeds from germinating. 

  • Enhances the grass color and appearance by introducing new and improved turf type blend of grass.  Turf blends are the varieties that are being improved for appearance, deep green color as well as disease resistance qualities.  


When is the right time for Overseeding Columbus Lawns?


Overseeding lawns should be done in late summer and into early fall.  There are many reasons for this.  With fall germination, the young grass will have two or three months to become better established before temperatures drop too low and growth stops.  Next spring, the young grass plants will have another few months to develop deeper and stronger roots before the summer heat sets in.  This is the primary reason, but there are a few other important reasons.

  • Soil temperatures are still warm in the fall, which is necessary for seed germination, while cooler temperatures are better for grass growth.  Columbus spring temperatures are unpredictable, keeping soil temps fluctuating.  

  • Rainfall amounts and soil moisture is generally better in the fall.  Ohio springtime daily rainfall amounts could wash away valuable seed before it gets a chance to germinate.    

  • Overseeding lawns in the fall reduces or eliminates competition from summer weedy grasses, such as crabgrass. 

  • Overseeding in the fall gives the grass a head start.  The roots have become established before winter, which greatly reduces plant loss, should we have a hot and dry spring.


Core Aeration


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Green Up is built on the belief that a healthy lawn is part of a healthy

environment.  We've designed our programs to provide outstanding results

with optimal safety for you and your family. 

Green Up Specialized Lawn Care

PO Box 1704 

Westerville, OH 43086

(614) 414-2322

Monday - Friday 7:00AM - 5:00PM

Saturday - Sunday 9:00AM - 12:00PM

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