Lawn Aeration in Chattanooga

healthy green grass from lawn aeration servicesWhen your lawn looks healthy, you can enjoy it more. And keeping your lawn healthy involves aerating it. That’s because, over time, thatch builds up and soil gets compacted due to foot traffic, heavy rainfall, and parking vehicles on your lawn. As a result, roots can’t take in enough nutrients; nor can they breathe, leading to suffocation. But with aeration from Lawn Doctor of Chattanooga, we can open up the soil, cut down on thatch and compaction, and ensure your lawn has what it needs to thrive.

The Advantages of Lawn Aeration

At Lawn Doctor of Chattanooga, we use a method called core aeration. Unlike spike aeration, which simply uses spikes on a roller, this process involves removing small cores or plugs of grass, soil, and thatch from throughout your lawn. In the weeks that follow, these cores break down and feed your lawn with key nutrients. Aeration also alleviates compaction, enabling your lawn to take in more fertilizer, oxygen, and water. This results in:

  • A stronger, healthier root system
  • More efficient fertilizer and water usage
  • Improved ability to absorb heat
  • Improved thatch breakdown
  • Thicker, greener turf

Determining if Your Lawn Needs Aeration

Not an expert in lawn care? Don’t worry. You don’t have to be one to spot signs of thatch overgrowth and soil compaction. Just perform this simple test. Take a screwdriver and try sticking it into the ground. If you can’t – or if it’s a struggle – then your soil is compacted. Also, if you have clay soil or if your lawn experiences heavy usage, it’s prone to compaction and needs to be aerated more often.


When to Perform Aeration on Your Lawn

At Lawn Doctor of Chattanooga, we know that getting the best results from core aeration involves timing it right – and that depends on the type of grass you have in your lawn. For cool season grass, aim for fall or early spring to aerate. For warm season grass, aerate closer to the end of spring. That way, you’re aerating just before your grass type’s peak growth cycle so it can fill in holes faster.

Turn to Lawn Doctor of Chattanooga for Aeration

If you’ve never aerated your lawn before, it can be tricky to get the process right. Not only is the equipment heavy and hard to use, but if you don’t know your grass type, you could be aerating at the wrong time, damaging your turf in the process. Instead, take the day off from lawn care and leave aeration to the experts at Lawn Doctor of Chattanooga. We can give your lawn exactly what it needs to thrive and stay healthy, year-round.

Whether you live in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Ooltewah, Hixson, Ringgold, Signal Mountain, or Lookout Mountain, getting started with our lawn aeration services is easy. Call Lawn Doctor of Chattanooga today at 423.708.7900 to schedule your free consultation.