NEED LAWN AERATION?
Lawn aeration is the best way to provide necessary nutrients to your grass so that it comes back lush and beautiful. It’s recommend as part of annual lawn care. The nutrients your lawn needs are in the air and water, so by aerating the soil, you allow air and water to penetrate beneath the surface. Need lawn aeration? We serve the continental USA – Find an Action Home & Lawn Care service near you!
Specifically, core aeration takes cylindrical chunks out of the lawn in order to make room for roots to expand. Soil, grass and thatch are all removed by a specialized machine without damaging the surrounding grass.
Lawn aeration is usually done in the fall, after your lawn has peaked in appearance. By doing aeration at this time, it will come back stronger and healthier in the spring and remain beautiful the following summer.
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LAWN AERATION BENEFITS
Things like sun, drought, mowers and foot traffic take a toll on your lawn all summer long, and by fall, you may be wondering where your gorgeous lawn went.
Every year, your grass needs time to heal, as well as nutrients and water, so it can be restored for the next season. The best way to provide these things is lawn aeration.
The following is a list of benefits that you will see if you opt for professional lawn aeration every fall.
BREAKS UP SOIL
Compaction is a major problem for soil. If the soil is too compact, air and water can’t penetrate it and the roots of your grass never have the opportunity to come into contact with valuable nutrients found there.
Compacted soil can kill your grass by slowly starving it. Aeration reduces the density of the soil, allowing more nutrients to reach the roots and resulting in an overall healthier lawn.
REDUCES THATCH LAYER
Thatch is a term that refers to the dead grass that builds up underneath the living grass on your lawn. This can be grass that was mowed or that died and broke off. If thatch gets too thick, it forms a barrier that water and air can’t penetrate.
This is similar to what happens with compacted soil. Thatch can eventually starve your grass and result in large bald patches.
After core aeration, organisms that break down thatch are reintroduced to the area. These organisms naturally control the amount of thatch between the soil and living grass (until the next time you do lawn aeration).
HELPS NUTRIENT ABSORPTION
As we mentioned previously, nutrients are carried in air and water. But if the soil is compacted, these nutrients will simply wash away. By opening up small holes in the soil, we maximize the amount of soil surface area that is capable of absorbing natural nutrients.
It also promotes the absorption of added nutrients. After aeration is the perfect time to fertilize your lawn, since the valuable nutrients will be maximized by the deep holes created during the process. As roots absorb nutrients, they will fill in these holes and the soil will settle to fill them in the rest of the way.
MANAGES WATER FLOW
Precipitation is good for your lawn, but at times there may be too much water for your lawn to handle. When there are high levels of rainfall – or in cases of flooding from sprinklers, water hoses, or pipe leaks – it’s nice to have a lawn that is prepared for excess water.
Aerating your lawn will reduce erosion and help prevent standing water. The openings created during aeration give the water a way to disperse without creating ruts or soggy spots under your lawn.
THICKENS REMAINING GRASS
Although segments are removed, your grass will be thicker in subsequent years. Aeration promotes over-seeding, a necessary development process for cool season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and fescues which helps them naturally crowd out unwanted weeds.
Lawn aeration improves the ratio of seeds in contact with soil and aids in over-seeding.
PREPARES LAWN FOR WINTER
Ideally, you have both warm- and cool-season grasses in your lawn to maximize the length of time that you have green grass.
Before the cool-season grass is completely dormant is the perfect time to aerate and fertilize your lawn. This combination helps the grass to look beautiful during the cooler months and protects it from summer heat and drought.
OUR LAWN AERATION SERVICE
As a professional lawn care company, we provide highly effective lawn aeration and fertilization services tailored to each customer’s needs.
To ensure the best results and no damages, we remove all debris from your lawn before this service. We then mark invisible pet fences, sprinkler heads, and anything else that could be damaged by our aerators. For best results, we recommend mowing your lawn and watering it lightly the day before your lawn is aerated.
We will pull specialized equipment over your lawn, removing small plugs of soil, grass, and thatch at regular intervals. These plugs will be left on the lawn. In 7-14 days, they will break down and act as fertilizers.
After your lawn aeration service, water it regularly. You will be instructed to stay off the lawn as much as possible until over-seeing and germination occur – usually about 10 days. After that, regular mowing can resume.