Keeping your lawn healthy requires healthy soil, and healthy soil requires regular lawn aeration. When your soil becomes compacted, it can stunt the growth of the plants in your lawn. This stunted growth can result in the onset of lawn disease, dry patches, brown spots and several other unsightly side effects. Regular aeration can prevent your soil from becoming compacted, which leads to healthier grass and more complete root development. At Lawn Doctor of Bolingbrook-Plainfield, we combine advanced equipment with our technicians’ expertise to bring homeowners in the Bolingbrook, Plainfield and Lemont, IL areas a comprehensive and lasting solution to compacted soil.
How Lawn Aeration Works
Lawn aeration is an extremely beneficial treatment that can be implemented in a variety of ways. One of the common varieties of aeration is spike aeration, which uses spiked implements to puncture the surface of your lawn and create small channels. The method of aeration we employ at Lawn Doctor of Bolingbrook-Plainfield is called core aeration. Core aeration involves the use of a piece of machinery called a core aerator to remove long, cylindrical sections of soil from your lawn to open up wider channels than with spike aeration. These wider channels allow the oxygen, water and heat, that your lawn needs to grow more readily and penetrate down to the roots. These channels also loosen the compacted soil to allow nutrients to circulate more easily below the surface of your lawn.
How Lawn Aeration Benefits Your Lawn
Lawn aeration comes along with a long list of benefits. One of the main benefits of lawn aeration is increasing the permeability of your lawn. The roots that lie underneath the surface of your lawn need certain elements to grow and develop. If these elements cannot reach the roots, the roots will not be able to grow and develop. Another benefit of aeration is the physical relief of compacted soil, which frees up space in the ground. Compacted soil can restrict root growth simply due to the lack of space to expand. Loosened soil frees up this space so your roots can grow and develop dense networks.
Call Lawn Doctor of Bolingbrook-Plainfield today at (630) 685-2884 for more information on our aeration service and to schedule your free estimate. We provide our advanced lawn aeration service to our neighbors spanning Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Lemont and the surrounding communities.