How Aeration or Seed Slicing Can Benefit Your Lawn

Spring and Summer may be a good time to relax for us, but the seasons can stress out your lawn. The weeds, heavy foot traffic, age, insect, drought, and intense heat of summer is a hassle for the turf. 

You may start thinking that they needed some care before the winter starts. But the question is, how can you make your lawn fresh looking again? 

This makes the slit or slice seeding, aeration and overseeding the candidate for fixing your worn-out lawn. However, which one would you choose?

Let us discuss the difference between aeration and overseeding vs slit seeding to find out which one is suitable for you.

What is Seed Slicing?

In order to do the seed slicing, first, you need to have machine equipment called “slice seeder”. This machine is equipped with a row of blades made from steel that slices the soil. After it slits the soil, it will drop the grass seeds into the openings. 

With this method, the seeds will secure the contact with the soil which makes it more superior compare to spreading seeds onto your lawn. This makes the slice seeder an expert when it comes to seed planting. 

This machine was also designed to cut a proper soil depth that you can adjust depending on the seed that you want to plant.

If you compare its method to overseeding which generally scattered the seeds over the lawn, most seeds will fail to grow. Using the seed slicer has a better and high chance of germination since it directly touches the soil.

What is Aeration?

Your lawn will start to become compacted or compressed over time, which can prevent your turf’s capability to thrive.

This makes it hard for the root of your grass to absorb water and nutrients from the soil making it exposed and weak against weeds and different diseases.

With aeration, you can prevent it from happening. This method creates small holes throughout your lawn which allows the air, nutrients, and water to reach the roots of the grass.

It also promotes the development of the roots. Making your grass tougher that makes a higher chance to withstand the winter, and to survive during bad weather or climates such as drought and storms.

Overseeding is usually done after the aeration. Which in general, spreads the grass seeds and falls into the newly created holes in your lawn. 


Both methods are good and beneficial for your lawn, however, it is the job of your lawn expert to find out which one is suitable for your lawn. If you have any questions, you can write a comment below.


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