Lawn Aeration Information and Lawn Aerator Services
Keeping Your Lawn Looking Its Best
Maintaining and caring for your lawn will guarantee that it stays lush and beautiful through the seasons. Lawn upkeep is a standard practice for most homeowners, but one step that many forget to include is aeration. Aerating your lawn will make a lasting difference in the quality of your turf. Also known as “core aeration”, this process of puncturing holes or pockets into the grass and soil helps the roots receive the nourishing and sustaining nutrients they need. CL Lawn Care encourages you to incorporate this annual practice in your lawn maintenance routine, and we offer aeration services to make it easy for you.
Is Aerating Your Lawn Worth It?
You may be wondering what this added step in your lawn care routine will actually do. Before you begin, it helps to understand all the benefits of lawn aeration.
Benefits of Lawn Aeration
- Encourages healthier and more durable grass roots
- Allows water and air to flow to the soil and roots
- Helps break up dense and highly compressed soil
- Enables better fertilization
- Prevents mushroom growth
- Improves insect resistance
- Improves drought resistance
- Encourages new growth
The process of aeration can be tedious and time consuming. Mechanical lawn aerators are heavy pieces of equipment that require expertise to operate. Consider hiring a landscaping service to help. CL Lawn Care has the best techniques and equipment to make sure that lawn aeration is done properly.
When to Aerate Lawn
Our heavy winter snow can take a toll on your lawn. Aerating your lawn in the spring helps break up the hard-packed soil caused by the snow accumulating on the turf. Timing is critical so you can ensure that it is done when the grass is active and growing. This will produce the outcome you are hoping for—a healthy and green lawn. We recommend that homeowners aerate their lawns on an annual basis. However, if your lawn sees a lot of foot traffic, this may cause the grass and soil to wear down. In this case it is advised to aerate more regularly, once in the spring, and once in the fall. You can tell your lawn needs aeration if water is gathering and not seeping into the soil, if the soil has become compressed, and if the grass and soil has lost its luster or is sparse. For thinning grass, you may need further lawn treatment, but aeration is beneficial.
How to Aerate Lawn
Before you tackle aeration on your own, consider calling a lawn care service like CL Lawn Care to help. There are many tips, techniques and common errors to be conscious of before, during, and after aeration. We suggest consulting a landscaping professional to find out all necessary information. Want a free estimate? Feel free to give us a call today at (705) 268-0236.
What to Do After Aeration
To get the most out of your recently aerated yard, utilize some of these practices:
- Leave the grass and soil cores on the lawn so they can dissipate into the ground.
- Water and add fertilizer to the grass.
- Spread grass seed in thinning areas or throughout the entire yard if the grass is thin.
Professional Lawn Aerator Services
Once you have completed the aeration process, you can enjoy a healthy lawn. Just be sure to continue your general lawn care practices. CL Lawn Care knows how much time and energy this can take from your already busy schedule—let us help!
Call us today at (705) 268-0236 to learn more about our landscaping and lawn maintenance services. We offer free estimates to help you stay within your budget.