The basic lawn repair service includes aeration, seeding and fertilizing. This is a routine service for all of our Lawn Care accounts and standard for anybody that is serious about having a great lawn. Aeration loosens the soil and accelerates the growth of the current lawn as well as new seed. Seed will fill in bare and damaged areas while adding new young grass to the entire lawn. Grass, like all living things, has a life span and new seed keeps the lawn young and healthy. It is worth noting that while this is the basic service, doing it correctly is not simple, as the timing, order of operations and amount are all variables that contribute to the final result.
The other end of the lawn repair spectrum is a full rebuild. There are situations where a lawn needs to start from scratch. Some reasons include extreme weed pressure, very poor soil, or unsustainable terrain structure. This rebuild process then adds a custom combination of - removing all current weeds and grass, amending the soil for structure and nutrients, smoothing or filling uneven areas. Then aeration, correct seed blends and fertilizer can follow.
This can be a complicated process for some homeowners. Knowing what is and what is not needed and then planning and executing the work is where Jon's Lawns of Annapolis excels.
Below is a photo showing the beginning of a rebuild from October 2020. All weeds and grass were killed and removed. Wood chips from stump grinding were removed and top soil was added. In the photo the lawn had just been aerated and seeded.