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Dethatching, Core Aeration & Overseeding


Thatch is a layer of dead plant material near the soil surface; examples are roots, grass and leaves.
Thatch strangles new plant growth.
Thatch buildup can prevent fertilizers from mixing with soil and water from being soaked up by the soil.
Dethatching your lawn helps to protect against future lawn problems, such as disease and insect infestations.
Dethatching also helps protect against damage from summer droughts; it allows water to circuate down into your lawn instead of evaporating at the surface.

Core Aeration

Core Aeration will perforate your soil with 2-4” holes which allow water, air, and valuable nutrients to penetrate down to the grass roots. This will help the roots grow deeper and produce a stronger, healthier lawn. Having a lawn full of grass can help prevent weeds from growing in the lawn....

We complete a bidirectional pattern (going forwards & then going backwards) which means we will actually go over your lawn multiple times with the Core Aerator.

There are lots of different benefits to core aeration, for example:

  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
  • Enhanced soil water uptake.
  • Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling.
  • Stronger turfgrass roots.
  • Reduced soil compaction.


Overseeding is the planting of grass seed directly into existing turf, without tearing up the turf, or the soil. It's an easy way to fill in bare spots, improve the density of turf, establish improved grass varieties and enhance your lawn's color. Broadhurst & Sons does overseeding in conjunction with the aeration which allows the seeds to fall into the newly cored 1-2" holes (from the Core Aeration), this will help prevent the seeds from getting eaten by birds or being blow away by the wind.

There are lots of different benefits to overseeding, for example:

  • Filling in areas of turf damaged by summer stress, diseases or insects.
  • Thickening and increasing the density of thin lawn
  • Improving the lawn's appearance.
  • Enhancing the lawn's ability to fight insects, diseases, and weeds.

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