CompostingMarch 5, 2019
Lawn or core aeration allows air to reach the sub-surface and the roots embedded in the soil. Aeration machines remove small "cores" from your lawn, which helps loosen the soil and turf areas. Grass requires soil as a base, easily becoming compacted and thinner due to general lawn traffic (walking, riding bikes, and/or children playing).
By restricting air circulation, the roots cannot absorb the ideal amounts of oxygen. As with all plants, oxygen is vital to their growth, vitality, health, and appearance. This inability for roots to develop can potentially mean the soil will produce poor conditions for your lawn and grass. We highly recommend lawn aeration to enhance your turf and its root system to provide the best-looking lawn possible.
Here are some additional benefits:
- Roots will absorb more nutrients, oxygen and water
- Improved turf strength and disease prevention
- Improves water savings and reduce watering costs – up to 40%
- Removes thatch
- Promotes a greener, healthier and thicker lawn
“A” - AERATION
Late August, September and early October are the best times to aerate. We strongly recommend aerating your lawn this fall. Mowing, playing and walking on your lawn compact your soil and suffocate the roots. Aerating will:
- Allow proper nutrient & water intake
- Help control weeds!
- Save and conserve water!
- Provide the root zone with oxygen
“O” – OVERSEEDING
In addition to aeration, we recommend overseeding in the fall. Old, thin, weak grass invites unwanted weeds in the bare areas. Overseeding helps create a dense lawn that helps control and prevent weeds. Secondly, overseeding improves lawns since new varieties of seed have improved disease resistance.
“C” – COMPOST
Compost provides organic, slow release nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. These beneficial micro-organisms improve soil quality and create a healthier lawn which requires less water.Contact us today to schedule lawn aeration services