As the temperatures dip and fall turns to winter, you may be concerned about the health of your lawn. Fortunately, there is a simple way to make sure that it is properly prepared for the dormant season. Aeration and overseeding in late summer can greatly improve the long-term health of your lawn and give it the best chance for a lush growth when spring arrives again. This type of care works particularly well on grasses that thrive in more moderate climates, as is typical of what you will find in Glenview. Therefore, August or September is typically the ideal time for aeration and overseeding for these types of grasses.

At Hendricksen Tree Care, we offer both residential and commercial customers the highest quality aeration and overseeding services in Glenview, IL. With the right equipment, our team will aerate your lawn in order to promote water, air, and nutrient movement into the soil. We then use the appropriate seeds to fill in any bare spots so that your lawn’s health is strengthened for a vibrant return in the spring season. Our comprehensive approach is reliable – you can trust us for superior results for your lawn care needs.

Lawn Aeration

On any given day during the growing season, lawns can become compacted due to foot traffic and other factors. This compaction, when combined with a layer of thatch, can prevent the soil from getting enough air, water, and nutrients— making it difficult for your lawn to stay healthy. Cold weather conditions add one more obstacle of severe compaction since it can freeze the soil; this restricts air flow even further and makes proper respiration much harder. Taking care of your lawn through the growing season is essential for its success in these situations whether it’s with regular aeration treatments or doing manual work such as raking and overseeding.

Late summer aeration is a beneficial lawn care practice that provides many advantages for the health of the lawn. By removing plugs of soil and thatch, it improves air exchange and increases the ability of the lawn to absorb water and nutrients. This process leaves behind holes that allow for effective nutrient delivery back into the soil when the plugs decompose. Additionally, aeration makes it simpler for water and other minerals to sink into the earth, providing even healthier conditions for grass growth. Late summer aeration is an excellent way to ensure that your lawn comes back healthy the following growing season.

Lawn aeration offers all of the following benefits:

  • More nutrient availability
  • Thicker lawns
  • Breaking up thatch and compacted soil


Overseeding is a great way to achieve lush, green lawns that look attractive all year round. The process involves planting grass seed without digging up the soil, which eliminates the hassle of having to turn beds and find soil amendments. By performing aeration on the lawn first, though, homeowners can ensure that the seeds drop into small holes in the ground and comfortably settle in for optimal growth. Plus, overseeding actively helps improve thinning or bare spots on an existing lawn, so it’s not just good for first-time seeding projects; those with established yards can take advantage of the benefits too. With regular overseeding techniques twice a year, turfgrass stays healthy and vibrant for seasons to come.

We perform all of the following in our overseeding process:

  • Identify thinning and bare spots
  • Put together the right seeds for the type of grass
  • Spread out seeds over bare and thinning spots after the aeration process is completed

Once the sprouting begins, regular watering will nurture and strengthen your lawn. With consistent hydration, you’ll encourage lush growth that wards off weeds and diseases.

Aeration and Overseeding from Hendricksen

Make your lawn lush and vibrant with Hendricksen Tree Care’s aeration and overseeding services. Our expert team will open up the soil for an enhanced nutrient-uptake, promoting vigorous growth of new grass so you can enjoy a plush landscape.

Take your lawn to the next level with Hendricksen Tree Care. Our experts provide aeration and overseeding services in Glenview, IL. Give us a call today at (847) 348-8302 for quality lawn care you can trust.


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