Overseeding and Aerations in Palatine, IL

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You must make sure that your lawn is prepared for the dormant season and the cold temperatures of fall and winter. The best way to do this is to have it aerated and overseeded in late summer. For Park Ridge, IL, and the surrounding areas, the best time to aerate and seed the grass is in August or September.

Hendricksen Tree Care offers lawn aerations and overseeding services to home and business owners in Park Ridge, IL, and the surrounding areas. We have the proper equipment to fully aerate your lawn and we will thoroughly seed your lawn after the aeration process to help your lawn grow back thick and health the following spring.

Lawn Aeration

During the growing season, lawns can become compacted from foot traffic and other factors. When soil is compacted, this can prevent it from getting the proper air, water, and nutrients which affect the health of your lawn. Cold weather makes these issues worse as the soil freezes and can prevent the lawn from breathing.

When your lawn is aerated in the late summer, the air exchange and water and nutrient absorption improves as the compacted soil opens up. Aerators remove plugs of soil which leave holes on the surface. These plugs are left to decompose and will help get the nutrients back into the soil through the holes. Aeration also helps to get water and nutrients into the soil.

The following are the main benefits of lawn aeration:

  • Break up compacted soil and thatch: Aeration helps the lawn breath by breaking up compacted soil and thatch.
  • Increase nutrient availability: The absorption of air, water, and nutrients is improved by using an aerator. As the plugs made by the aerator get broken down and return to the soil, it will get additional nutrients.
  • Helps lawn grow thicker: The aeration process allows for lawns to become thicker by the spring as it helps with root development. After the aeration has been done, the next process should be overseeding which will help with the thickness of your lawn.


Overseeding is the process of seeding the lawn without turning the soil.  This is done with aeration because the holes in the soil allow the seeds to settle.  Overseeding promotes a thick, healthy lawn and can help improve thinning and bare spots.

These are the steps included in the overseeding process:

  • Our professionals will find the bare spots on your lawn.
  • We will get the proper seeds for your type of grass.
  • We will then spread the seeds over the bare and thinning spots after we complete the aeration process.

We will make sure that your lawn is watered properly so that seeds can germinate. The new growth will help to thicken the lawn and make it more resistant to weeds and diseases.

Aeration and Overseeding from Hendricksen

Hendricksen Tree Care helps your lawn become thicker with our aeration and overseeding services. The aeration process will help to open the soil so that nutrients and water can get absorbed easier. The seeding process after aeration will help with new growth.

Call Hendrickson Tree Care at (847) 348-8302 for aeration and overseeding services in Park Ridge, IL, and the surrounding areas.


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