LAWN AERATION SERVICE
Lawn aeration is a great way to help rejuvenate your lawn. Thatch, a layer of dead grass that builds on your lawn, prevents the optimum amount of water and nutrients from getting to your lawn’s roots. Core aeration involves removing small plugs from the surface of your lawn to allow vital nutrients better access to the roots.
If your lawn has bare patches or is just not as lush as you think it should be, lawn core aeration may be the solution for you.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY LAWN NEEDS AERATION?
Over time, a dense layer of dead grass builds up on your lawn. This will happen naturally over time, but it can be worse were more pressure is being put upon the grass, like places with heavy foot traffic, or where puddles often form.
One way to quickly test if your lawn needs aeration is to poke a screwdriver or shovel into the soil. If there you are able to break through the thatch with relative ease, your lawn should be fine. However, if there is a lot of resistance, that is a sign your lawn may need aeration.
WHEN SHOULD I START AERATING?
Depending on your type of grass, there are optimal times of the year to aerate your lawn. If you have a warm season grass like Buffalo or Bermuda grass, you should aerate towards the end of spring, just prior to the lawn’s peak growing season. As the lawn grows and thrives, it will fill in the holes. A cool season grass like ryegrass or Kentucky bluegrass should be aerated in the early spring or the fall. The lawn will also fill in the holes as well for the cool season grass as it grows.
HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF LAWN AERATION?
To get the most out of core aeration, it should be done when your lawn is moist. Watering your lawn the day before will ensure that the aeration process goes smoothly. However, be careful not to over water your lawn, if the lawn is too wet, otherwise this will cause issues, the soil should feel slighlty damp, not soaking wet.
One mistake people make when aerating their own lawn is that they aerate too frequently. Aerating too frequently can actually damage your lawn’s roots. This is why we recommend Spring or Fall, because that is when root growth is at its greatest.
Contact bioLawn for professional lawn aeration services. We will be sure you get the most out of you lawn’s aeration!