Aerating your lawn is one of the best steps you can take to improve its health and appearance. Not only does it reduce thatch build-up and soil compaction, but it also enables your lawn to breathe, grow, and flourish. The trick is knowing the right times and having the proper aeration equipment in place – which is where Lawn Doctor of Columbus-Phenix City comes in. With our experienced technicians and tried-and-true approach, we make it easy to achieve the lush, green lawn of your dreams.
Why Aerate Your Lawn
If your lawn is like most, it gets its share of foot traffic, whether from kids, pets, or party guests. As a result, the soil becomes compacted and air can’t properly circulate. Water, sunlight, and nutrients also can’t reach grass roots, which is why you need lawn aeration.
At Lawn Doctor of Columbus-Phenix City, our core aeration process involves using specialized equipment to extract small plugs of soil throughout your lawn. This gives grass roots more room to breathe and allows them take in key essentials, reinvigorating your entire yard. Core aeration also reduces thatch build-up, exposing soil to more water, sunlight, and nutrients. As a result, roots will grow stronger and your lawn will be able to better tolerate extreme weather conditions, as well as fight disease and insect infestations.
Proper Aeration Requires the Right Timing
At Lawn Doctor of Columbus-Phenix City, we know timing is everything with lawn aeration. Proper aeration should be performed right before the active growth phase for your grass type. This way, the small holes left behind by the core aeration process will quickly fill in, leaving little time for weeds to grow. For cool season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass and fescue, the best time to aerate your lawn is in the fall or early spring. For warm season grasses, like Bermuda, Zoysia, Centipede, and St. Augustine, lawn aeration should be performed closer to late spring and early summer.
What to Expect from Lawn Aeration
After core aeration, you’ll notice small holes dotted throughout your lawn. These will fill in quickly as your lawn grows and thrives. Overall, you should see an improved appearance, in the form of thicker, greener grass, in the weeks and months following core lawn aeration. However, to maintain its vigor, your lawn may require core aeration on an annual basis. At Lawn Doctor of Columbus-Phenix City, our technicians can evaluate your soil quality and grass types, then develop an aeration schedule tailor-made for your unique lawn.
Connect with the Columbus Area’s Aeration Experts
Let Lawn Doctor of Columbus-Phenix City turn your yard from worn-out to wonderful. Whether you live in Columbus, Phenix City, Fortson, or Hamilton, call us today at 706.653.8923 to schedule your free lawn aeration estimate.