Lawn Aeration can save up to 50% of your watering bill. This helps to not only save you water lose but keeps your lawn looking beautiful!
Having your lawn professionally aerated is an important part of virtuous lawn care. It can help to keep a beautiful, carpet like, and attractive lawn. Your lawn can be the showcase of the neighborhood. Aeration is beneficial for you as well as your lawn.
What is lawn Aeration?
Aeration is the removal of small round cores of soil to allow air, fertilizer and moisture to the roots of your lawn; this allows your lawn to breath. By removing these cores, it prevents rain water runoff. Instead of the rain water running off your lawn, it soaks into the root zones of your grass.
How do you Perform a Lawn Aeration?
We have specially designed lawn aeration tools; this equipment has rotary wheels on it. These wheels have hollow spikes. When these spikes are rolled across your lawn they remove a plug. Lawn aeration sounds like it looks bad after done but the fact is it is the most healthiest one thing you can do for your lawn. Our equipment is top of the line and gives an even uniformed consistency across your lawn. our aerators are no bigger than the average lawnmower.
How Aeration helps your lawn.
The removal of small plugs has many benefits. It allows water, fertilizer and air to reach the root zone of your grass. Your grass will get all the benefits and nutrients it has been lacking. Your grass will be healthier, thicker thus giving you a more beautiful lawn.
Aeration helps to prevent soil compaction. If your soil is compacted your grass is unable to grow. This is generally a problem in high traffic areas and new subdivisions.
Aeration saves water use, because the water needed to water your lawn in cut in half. This allows fertilizer and air to get to the roots of your grass. Another really important benefit of aerating is the promotion of micro-organisms in your grass. This will also help with thatch build up.
When to do Lawn Aeration:
- If your soil is compacted.
- To remove thatch problems.
- Hard clay or gumbo soil.
- High traffic areas.
- If you have had to start watering more often.
Fixes for soil being compacted
Diseases, insects, lack of fertilizer and diseases are blamed for lawn issues, when the real problem is your soil is compacted. Lawn aeration is the best way to fix this issue. Aeration will loosen up your soil allowing your grass roots to receive the proper amount of air, water and fertilizer. By your lawn receiving the proper air, water and uncompacted soil, you will have a lush healthy green lawn.
Compacted soil has higher density then none compacted soil. There are several ways to test to see if your soil is compacted. One good indicator is, do you have any trails in your lawn from your kids or animals walking on the same spot over and over. The trails are a sign that your soil is compacted. Another way is to push the end of a fork into your soil in several areas. If some parts are harder to push the fork in then your soil is compacted.
Your grass is unable to grow properly in compacted soil. Grass that is in compacted soil grows slowly, becomes thin, lacks vigor, becomes thin or doesn’t grow at all. Proper lawn aeration twice a year will keep your soil in top shape. In the long run it will save you money on your water bill and on fertilizing.