AERA-vation - Aeration & Seeding

The Green Team uses the Ventrac AERA-vator for our aeration process throughout the Roanoke area. The AERA-vation aeration process is designed to stir and loosen the soil beneath the sod without destroying the turf. The AERA-vator creates a core hole without bringing a core plug to the surface, leaving the turf ready for use immediately after treatment. Six holes are created each foot (66 holes per square meter) and hole size is regulated by drive speed of the Aera-vator -- the slower the drive speed, the larger the hole.

Aeration creates new growth pockets for new roots and it helps in the decomposition of thatch. The ideal time to aerate your lawn here in the Roanoke area is in the fall, between September and November, weather permitting. The AERA-vator works best in dry un-irrigated ground leaving a core hole while fracturing the sub soil.


The Green Team recommends AERA-vation aeration as it improves soil structure, thickens underground roots, and improves penetration of water and fertilizers into the soil, and much more.


Major Benefits of Aeration for Lawns:

>> Increased air, water, and nutrient movement to the root zone

>> Incorporates organic matter into the soil

>> Stimulates new turfgrass growth

>> Increases tolerance to heat and cold

>> Increases the effectiveness of applied fertilizer and control products

>> Provides a better environment for overseeding

>> Improves overall drainage for lawn area

>> Intensifies decomposition of thatch

Overseeding - The Next Step to a Beautiful Healthy Lawn

Seeding the lawn, also referred to as overseeding is usually done in the Fall, between September and November, weather permitting, in conjunction with aeration. For our overseeding process we utilize a seeding attachment to the AERA-vator, to disperse the proper amount of high quality, disease and insect resistant grass seed that has been proven to grow well with soil found here in the Roanoke area.  Aeration just prior to overseeding ensures that the seed will have the best possible environment to begin to grow and take root. Aeration and seeding work well when done together, however, we can perform each service separately if requested.

Get Started with Aeration and Overseeding Today!

The Green Team are experts at developing healthy, beautiful turfgrass for lawns that will not just survive, but will thrive in the unique soil, moisture, and temperature condition in our area. Our core AERA-vation aeration and overseeding services are available throughout Roanoke Valley, New River Valley, Lynchburg, Forest, Smith Mountain Lake, and surrounding areas.

If you have any questions about our core aeration and overseeding serviuces, or would like to schedule an appointment to begin service, please call us at (540) 400-2647 and we'll be glad to help you.