Your lawn can’t survive without a good flow of water, oxygen, and key nutrients. But issues with heavy surface thatch and soil compaction can get in the way of proper absorption, all while compressing and stressing grass roots. That’s where Lawn Doctor of Belleville-Columbia-Waterloo can help. Our lawn aeration services – offered across IL communities including Belleville, Columbia, Waterloo, and beyond – deliver the cure, producing a healthier, better-looking lawn in the process.
Lawn Aeration: The Benefits for Yards in the Belleville Area
There are a few different ways to aerate your lawn. We always rely on core aeration. This method is the most effective and punches out small soil plugs from your lawn, easing compaction and breaking up thatch. The holes created by aeration also serve as passageways for necessary essentials – like nutrients, oxygen, and water – to reach into the root zone.
Once your lawn can breathe again and is taking in what’s needed for good health, it will benefit in a variety of ways. For instance, it can:
- Develop a root system that’s stronger and deeper
- Better tolerate heat and drought stress
- More easily fight off weeds, pests, and diseases
- Grow in healthier and more vibrant
Aeration: Why Your Lawn Needs it & When
At Lawn Doctor of Belleville-Columbia-Waterloo, we know every lawn needs aeration at some point in time. This is especially true if your grass grows in clay soil. It’s also true when your lawn undergoes a lot of everyday wear and tear in the form of foot and vehicle traffic, frequent mowing, and equipment usage. Likewise, environmental factors, like heavy rains, can contribute to compaction. You’ll see the effects of it in the form of poor drainage, deficient and discolored grass, and a rise in weeds and diseases.
When these occur, our aeration team can help. We know the right time of year to aerate your lawn, typically in early spring or fall for cool-season lawns. On top of that, we use our proprietary, Turf Tamer® equipment for an approach rooted in consistency and quality, all without harming your existing grass. In the weeks and months that follow, you’ll see your lawn growing rapidly, filling in holes, and creating a thicker, lusher look overall.
Customers from areas including Belleville, Swansea, Shiloh, Columbia, Waterloo, and Millstadt turn to our team for professional lawn aeration services. Find out why by calling (618) 610-6278 today for your free assessment.