- Categories: Aeration
Lawn Aeration allows water, air, grass seed, and/or fertilizer to go deep into the soil enough to add nutrients to penetrate and reach the roots of your soil. There are holes introduced into the turf/lawn, this breaks up the soil to reduce soil compaction. We determine the ideal seasonal period that is ideal for this lawn care service, and lawn aeration should be performed every year to ensure the health of your turf. Your lawn is probably a good candidate for aeration if it:
- You have children and pets running around the yard contribute to soil compaction.
- Was established as part of a newly constructed home where the soil has been compacted by construction traffic.
- Your lawn has an excessive thatch problem.
A compacted soil with a layer of about 1/4 to 1/2 inches thick can make a big difference in the health and beauty of your lawn. Aeration creates holes down into the soil to alleviate compaction so air, water and nutrients can reach grass roots. Our lawn care team will
- Mow and lightly water your lawn.
- Will perform your aeration using an equipment called a lawn aerator.
- Will pill up nickel-sized plugs of soil and leave them on top of your lawn.
- allow some time to pass so the plugs will break up and filter back down into the ground.
- Look forward to a beautiful green spring lawn.
In the process of having your lawn aeration services performed, it is advisable to do your overseeding. While the lawn soil has open holes caused by the aeration process, there is greater seed to soil contact that allows for the seeds to germinate faster giving you a lush, healthy lawn.
Its advisable to water your lawn daily after overseeding until the newly seeded grass reaches mowing height. You only need to water enough to keep the top of the soil moist.