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Aeration & Seeding Columbia, Waterloo, Millstadt, IL & Nearby Areas


Encourage healthy grass growth and soil with our fall aeration and seeding services that create more access to light, air, and water.

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Aeration and seeding services for businesses and homes in Columbia, Waterloo, and surrounding Monroe County, IL areas.

We provide fall aeration and seeding services to help your lawn reach optimal health and get more access to key nutrients such as light, air, and water.

We recently aerated this lawn in Columbia, IL.

Fall is the best time of year to perform core aeration on your lawn, followed by seeding and fertilizer treatment. This gives your lawn in Waterloo, Columbia, Millstadt, and other nearby areas a strong foundation for spring.

Our aeration and seeding services are available for residences and businesses across the Columbia area and the surrounding cities in Illinois.


What Core Aeration Does for Your Lawn

Core aeration is done with a lawn aerator that makes tiny holes in your yard. These holes serve an important purpose—to allow more light, air, and water to pass through your soil and grass so that your lawn can grow stronger. The aeration process leaves behind tiny plugs of grass that are left on top of your lawn to decompose back into the soil and help with fertilizing it.

At Linnemann Lawn Care & Landscaping, we own our own aerator machines and our crews are trained in the best aeration techniques so that your lawn is treated with expertise.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I water?

  • It is important to water the seeds in immediately.
  • The ground should be damp, but not soaking wet.
  • There should not be so much water that there is runoff.
  • First: Keep the lawn surface moist for the first 3 weeks (light daily, watering).
  • Then: For the next 3 weeks, water more thoroughly but less often (2 to 3 times per week).
  • Timing: Try to avoid watering in the evening, unless your work schedule makes it necessary.

How long will it take to see results?

  • On average, you will see grass seed begin to germinate within 14-21 days, if you water.
  • If seeding in late Summer or early Fall, you will be able to see nice germination before the end of the Fall season.
  • If seeding in late Fall, seedlings will over-winter and reach maturity next Spring.

When can I mow?

  • It is okay to mow weekly AFTER the seed has been thoroughly watered in.  Please do not catch your grass clippings, only mulch them.  If you catch your grass clippings, you may vacuum up the some grass seed!

What do I do with leaves?

  • DO NOT RAKE THE LEAVES! Seedlings are delicate and have shallow roots.
  • The best way to remove leaves is to blow or mulch them up with the lawn mower.

What about fertilization and weed control?

  • Linnemann will fertilize the seed with a specially formulated product that encourages new seedling growth if requested.
  • For continued weed control, we do recommend treatment in spot areas rather than full area treatments until the seed is established.

What if a storm comes right after I seed?

  • In most instances, the water is great for the seed!  It will help to wash the seeds into the aeration holes.

What if I have a trouble spot?

  • We will leave behind an extra bag of seed that can be used for any problem spots you encounter.

Putting Down Grass Seed Allows Lawns to Be Revitalized, Creates Higher Germination Rates

We overseeded this lawn in Millstadt, IL.

After aeration, our team will overseed and fertilize your lawn. These services have many benefits for your lawn, including:

  • Revitalizing the lawn: Putting down new seed means that new life will be brought to your lawn.
  • More germination: There will be more growth throughout your lawn as the seeds take root and sprout new grass blades.
  • Fuller grass: Seeding allows us to fill in any spaces in your lawn so that new grass can grow there.

For our overseeding, we use turf-type tall fescue seed, which is a dark green color and has a higher tolerance of different weather types, which is important for our Illinois climate. We also leave behind a small bag of seed for the customer to be able to put down extra seed on any problem areas.

As we put down grass seed, we can also apply fertilizer to keep your soil and grass strong throughout the fall and winter months.


Stronger Grass Means More Resistance to Weeds, Diseases, & Insect Infestations

When your grass is fortified through fertilization, aeration, and overseeding, it is stronger and thus has more ability to fight off common issues. Weeds are less likely to take over a yard when the grass is strong, diseases won’t form as easily, and insect infestations can be fought off much easier. Weaker grass is much more susceptible to weeds, diseases, and insects taking over and destroying an entire lawn.


Sod Installations Can Be Done Any Time of the Year

If your lawn needs new life, we can also do sod installations at any time of the year, even during the winter. All sod needs to be successful is proper watering. Our sod services include full lawn installations or spot repairs. Our sod comes in squares of turf-type tall fescue grass.


Call to get on our aeration and seeding schedule before it fills up!

Give us a call today at (618) 939-4769 to set up a consultation on our aeration and seeding services. Our fall schedule fills up quickly, so call before time runs out.

We service properties located in Columbia, Millstadt, Waterloo, and nearby Illinois cities.

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