Watering and seeding your lawn are essential ways of keeping your grass green and healthy, but lawn aeration is another important process to remember.
So what is a lawn aeration service? Put simply, it’s a process that punctures holes into the grass and soil to help roots absorb nutrients and water.
A professional lawn core aerator service is always advised as it requires the use of heavy machinery. We have expert local contractors who know how to use these machines in a way that protects and benefits your lawn.
We recommend lawn aeration because:
…and because our experts know how to protect your lawn while using the machine!
Yes! Core aeration is the process of removing tiny cores of soil to help encourage additional root growth and improve drainage. Once our experts remove that subsurface thatch, your grass will more easily be able to absorb nutrients from the soil.
It’s always best to aerate your lawn while it is growing, either during the spring and fall. If you are only going to do it once a year, then we recommend doing it in the fall. This is because aeration allows more oxygen to get to the roots and will encourage deeper root growth. You will want to do this while the grass is actively growing, so the middle of summer is not the most ideal time to aerate as the lawns are usually dormant or not growing as much.
The most obvious sign that your lawn needs aeration is that your soil is compacted, meaning it feels like you are walking on concrete or that it is difficult to dig into your lawn. You may also notice patches or generally unhealthy-looking blades of grass.
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