Did you know 625 square feet of lawn provides enough oxygen for one person for the whole day?
Lawn aeration is a vital part of your overall lawns health. The benefits are long term and work together with all your other lawn services. Soil naturally becomes compacted from the effects of everyday foot traffic and weather. The higher the activity level, whether it’s from people or pets, the more compacted the soil becomes. Foot-worn areas, slow water absorption, and overly dry areas during hot weather are all signs of soil compaction.
Aeration is the process of pulling out thousands of soil cores from your lawn and deposits them above the thatch layer. Removing soil cores is especially important in heavy soil, compacted soil and soils that tend to shed water rather than absorbing it. The tiny air pocket left behind by the removed core catches and holds air, water and fertilizer. Your lawn will begin to loosen and more oxygen will reach the roots ensuring deep growth without hitting hard soil. Although the plugs of soil are not very attractive, they should be left to return nutrients into the soil as they eventually melt into your lawn adding great organic matter back to the soil column.
Remember, most lawns benefit from annual aeration. They tend be easier to maintain, more vigorous, healthier and have fewer pest problems. Aeration may be used in combination with overseeding to fill in bare or thin spots in your lawn.
Give us a call to talk about scheduling an aeration appointment today!