If you want to improve your lawn’s performance this year, now is the time to take action. After one free assessment from the professionals at Lawn Plus LLC, we will make a customized plan to help your lawn thrive. Typically, we recommend that homeowners invest in spring and fall lawn aeration services to take advantage of the moist soil. You will be amazed at how far a simple aeration service can go for the health of your lawn.
Why Is Lawn Aeration Necessary?
As professional lawn care workers in the Miami Valley area, we find aeration to be incredibly helpful for improving overall lawn health. Over time, your lawn can become compacted from heavy rain and snowfall, vehicle and foot traffic, and poor soil composition. This compaction, in turn, prevents water and nutrients from penetrating the soil and creates sparse, disease-infested, and weed-ridden turf.
When to Aerate
While aeration can be performed throughout the growing season, spring and fall are preferable. During these seasons, the moisture in the soil makes core removal easier and more effective. Additionally, aerating in the spring gives grass an extra boost of nutrients and moisture to promote faster greening. Plus, if your lawn appears patchy or damaged, it may be beneficial to plant additional grass seed after the aeration process. Seeding and aeration work together to allow the newly sown seed take advantage of the open pockets in the soil.
Benefits of Aeration
Core aeration removes soil cores to reduce compaction. This, in turn, allows more oxygen, water, and fertilizer to penetrate the soil. This process benefits your lawn in the following four ways:
- Earthworms and other microorganisms that decompose thatch have more room to live.
- Root systems can grow deeper, enhancing their tolerance to cold winters and summer droughts.
- Fertilizer and oxygen can infiltrate the soil and circulate to the grass roots.
- Opening up the soil keeps rainwater from running off, allowing for better drainage and increasing your lawn’s water-holding capacity.
Over time, consistently aerated lawns become hardier, healthier, and more verdant.
Core Aeration and More
Give your grass an added boost this spring with lawn aeration services from Lawn Plus in West Alexandria. We also provide land clearing, shrub and tree care services, excavation services, and more to homeowners in Miami Valley, Dayton, Eaton and beyond. Request a free quote online or contact us at (937) 839-5296 for more information.