Lawn Aeration and Seeding – Breathe Life into Your Roots

Over the seasons, your soil becomes naturally compacted.  Walking, playing, mowing, and watering compress particles into the soil and reduce the air space necessary to promote proper root growth.  This leaves the subsoil inadequate for healthy lawn growth.

Your soil becomes most constricted in the upper 1 to 1 ½ inches and should be relieved by mechanical aeration.
This process uses a non-intrusive machine that plugs holes into the soil which are approximately 2 inches deep and 1 inch wide. Aeration improves the air, water, and nutrient exchange with your roots.

We recommend lawn aeration to our customers as a standard part of our yearly turf care program. Lawn Aeration is significant because it helps improve the results of overseeding. People overseed their lawns to replace dying, patchy, and lackluster grass. Lawn Aeration will maximize lawn growth because the soil has been prepped with small holes to allow nutrients, water, and overseeding to have maximum positive impact.

Aerating opens up the soil to allow water to more easily enter the soil, reducing run-off and improving irrigation effectiveness.

The benefits of lawn aeration are significant but short lived lasting only 3-4 months. This is why we propose it every year entering the normal peak irrigation season.

This service can be done anytime but, ideally should be done in the fall of the year.

  • Stimulates Root Growth
  • Enhances Water Uptake
  • Reduces Compaction
  • Improves Oxygen Content
  • Enhances Thatch Control
  • Improves Nutrient Availability

Spring Tips

There are many activities to do in the Spring. It’s a great time for planting trees, shrubs, perennials and flowers. It’s also a great time to divide and transplant your ornamental grasses and perennials. Cleaning up debris, fertilizing plants and applying pre-emergent weed control are also important tasks. Don’t forget to mulch and edge your beds and start up your irrigation systems if needed.

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