Just like our bodies, our lawns need air. Yet when soil gets compacted by heavy foot traffic and thatch builds up on the surface, grass roots can’t get enough oxygen, water, and nutrients, and can even suffocate. This is especially true in dense clay soils and results in weak, spotty growth. But with lawn aeration by the Brentwood area’s lawn care experts at Lawn Doctor of SE New Hampshire, you can open up your lawn so it gets the nourishment it needs to thrive.
Why Consider Lawn Aeration?
Mowing, watering, and fertilizing are all important for maintaining a healthy lawn. But if your lawn experiences heavy use – in the form of kids, pets, and backyard parties – it may need something extra in the form of aeration. At Lawn Doctor of SE New Hampshire, we use a process called core aeration to remove small plugs of soil across your lawn. This cuts down on compaction and thatch build-up so that oxygen, water, and fertilizer can penetrate deep into the soil. This will benefit your lawn by:
- Helping root systems grow stronger
- Enhancing tolerances to heat, cold, and drought
- Improving absorption of water and nutrients
- Creating a more friendly environment for beneficial organisms
When to Aerate?
Generally speaking, the ideal time for lawn aeration in the Brentwood area is fall or spring. However, before you run out to rent an expensive aeration machine, you also need to take into account the type of grass you have. Warm season grasses are better aerated in the late spring, which is just before their active growth cycle. Cool season grasses, on the other hand, can be aerated either in the fall or early spring.
If you’re not sure what kind of grass you have, call in the Brentwood area’s aeration experts at Lawn Doctor of SE New Hampshire. We can examine your lawn, identify grass types, evaluate soil quality, and take into account any climate conditions that could be impacting your lawn’s health. We’ll then customize an aeration schedule that’s right for your lawn.
What to Expect: Lawn Aeration
After your lawn is aerated, it will be dotted with small holes. However, when aeration is performed at the right time in the growing cycle, these will fill in quickly with new growth. In the weeks and months following aeration, you should expect to see grass that’s growing in greener and thicker. Depending on the damage done to your lawn by soil compaction, it can also be beneficial to have your lawn overseeded as well to encourage new growth of high quality grass types.
Call in the Brentwood’s Area’s Lawn Aeration Team
We can breathe new life into your lawn. To learn more or schedule a free consultation, call Lawn Doctor of SE New Hampshire today at 603.772.0810. Our lawn aeration services are available to customers in Brentwood, Wilmington, MA, Merrimack, Exeter, Chester, and Dover.