This service seems to have been forgotten when it comes to lawn maintenance. This simple process can go along way to ensuring your lawn stays healthy and vibrant throughout the year. This process involves perforating your soil. These holes will allow for the even flow of air, water, and crucial nutrients to your grasses' roots. This in turn will help your roots thrive by growing deeper and thus producing a thicker more lush lawn surface. Soil is basically not allowed to compact over time if regularly aerated. So if your green space has been looking a little flat and lackluster, maybe its time for a good airing out.
What Is It Used For
Believe it or not, there is a lot of scientific reaction going on below the surface of your lawn. The process of aeration allows water and air to mix and dissolve gases such as carbon dioxide, as well as oxidizing dissolved metals such as irons and sulfides. Aeration is most often the first major defense you have when it comes to giving your lawn the best fighting chance. Now that you can see, that we were not talking porky pies when we said its a lot more scientific than you think, its time to pick up the phone and give us a call today.
Compacted Soil Is Bad
Compacted soil and reliable lawn growth do not go hand in hand at all. As mentioned, grassroots need a constant and even flow of air, water, and nutrients. If your soil is too compact, it will deprive the roots of your lawn of those basic needs. This will cause the surface of your lawn to struggle in various situations such as periods with extended heat and minimal rainfall. This will cause your lawn to thin out and die due to a lack of oxygen. Even a single aeration session will go a long way to helping your lawn recover to its previous glory. If this sounds like the solution your lawn needs, call us today.
When Is It Needed?
There are few signs that we ask our clients to look out for when it comes to determining when their lawn may need aeration. Compacting is basically caused by the overuse of certain areas. This can be caused by the usual suspects such as motor vehicles and constant foot traffic, but can also be caused by your children simply playing in the same area constantly. Even your beloved four-legged friends can cause compacting by always using the same path around your property. To find out more about early indications that your lawn may need some aeration, give us a call today.
When Can We Mow Again?
It is not advisable to mow your lawn immediately after the aerating process has been completed. The general rule of thumb when it comes to this question is to wait between 5 to 7 days before attempting mowing again. One also needs to make sure that all your sprinkler heads are out of harm's way before mowing. Why would they be out you ask? Well, aeration is more effective when the surface is watered beforehand. It allows the holes to penetrate more easily so that the roots can get all the basics they need to thrive.