As the days get shorter, so might your dedication to your beautiful green lawn. But don’t give up on it just yet! Early fall is the best time to aerate your yard, giving it the best possible chance to continue flourishing for many years to come. But why should you aerate? Aeration is essentially a process that opens up your lawn to nutrients like air and water, allowing for the penetration of lawn thatch.
But wait. What is thatch? Thatch is essentially a mixture of living and dead grass, roots, stems, leaves, and any other sort of debris that lives right below your thick, green vegetation, and right above the soil. If it becomes too thick, and it often does, it can be unhealthy for your grass—which is why dethatching is important, too. But we’ll save that for another time!
Why Should You Aerate?
When soil gets heavily compacted, it essentially becomes hard for your lawn to “breathe.” Aeration is a process that alleviates that. If your lawn sees a lot of traffic—everything from cars parking in the yard to frequent playing of kids and pets—your soil is most likely compressed, allowing for ample buildup of debris and restriction of flow of nutrients.
What Does Aeration Do?
Aerating your lawn consists of pulling out plugs from the soil, creating small holes that encourage growth and give more room for air and water. Again, it de-compacts the soil, reduces thatch accumulation, and creates a better, stronger environment for your lawn to thrive.
This is a great time to seed and/or fertilize your lawn. The openings that the aeration process created give the seeds and nutrients a more direct and deeper contact with your yard’s existing soil, yielding thick and beautiful growth!
The best thing to do is give us a call to discuss whether your lawn needs to be aerated this year. We’ll be able to assess the soil and provide you with a free quote, making the process simple and quick. Contact us today to learn more about the aeration services we provide!