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Andora’s Guide: What is lawn rehabilitation and do I need it?
June 28, 2022 at 7:00 AM
A lawn outside of a house.

A deteriorating lawn can ruin the atmosphere of your home. When you leave or arrive home from work, it sets the tone. If your lawn is patchy and infested with weeds, insects, or disease, there are treatments available to redeliver it to its former, lush glory. Here’s everything you need to know about lawn rehabilitation and how it can help you:

Do I need lawn rehabilitation?

Determining if you need a lawn renovation is essential to understanding what it entails. It’s important to consider that grass is incredibly resilient.

Grass can often recover by itself if it doesn’t suffer from disease and insects for prolonged periods. Still, occasionally, you will observe areas of your lawn that cannot recover alone. In these circumstances, you need to intervene.

If your lawn is experiencing issues like poor topsoil, excessive thatch, or heavy infestations of disease, insects, or weeds, you need lawn rehabilitation. A good rule of thumb when determining if you need lawn renovations is to assess the damage.

If more than 25% of it needs repairs, it likely requires lawn renovation. Still, before you conduct any treatments, we strongly advise investigating the root cause of the damage to understand the best course of action.

What is lawn rehabilitation?

Lawn rehabilitation includes a range of treatments, and determining which treatments to apply depends on the condition of your lawn. If the severity of damage is considerable, it may require extensive treatment. Here are the two most common lawn renovation treatments.

Core aeration and overseeding

Core aeration and overseeding are critical services to apply to your lawn for renovation. In combination with overseeding, core aeration slowly feeds nutrients to newly germinated seeds.

Core aeration breaks down excess thatch, minimizes soil compaction, and opens the soil to maximize seed-to-soil contact. During this process, a machine called a core aerator removes small cores from the soil and leaves them there to break down and slowly r