Is your yard the neighborhood baseball field?
Aeration is best completed during the grass’ growing season, spring and fall. The fall is widely considered to be the ideal time to aerate your lawn, partially due to a reduced number of airborne weed seeds and the need to reinvigorate your soil after a long summer of foot traffic. The warm days and cool evenings of fall are also best for any overseeding that may occur in conjunction with aeration. Whether you aerate in the spring or the fall, aeration is a simple, natural way to revive your turf and increase the potential for success in future growing seasons!
Four Reasons we consider Lawn Aeration to be a basic part of our maintenance packages
- Reduces soil compaction
Properties with high foot traffic compact soil and make root growth less prolific
- Increases water infiltration
Water finds the lowest level. So, if you create thousands of holes in your turf, rain water is going to seek out the lowest points and directly nourish valuable turf roots. Less water runoff means more water for your lawn’s root system
- Encourages turf root growth
With reduced soil compaction and some valuable nourishment, roots have a little room to stretch their legs. This expansion of the turf root system increases the foundation of the plant and improves its overall health
- Reduces thatch buildup
Plugs left on the lawn provide valuable microbes that help breakdown excessive thatch layer. After the aeration holes fill in, a reduced thatch layer will allow for water to continue to penetrate and air to circulate among the blades of grass