Lawn Aeration in the Scranton Area

lawn aeration machine on wheels labeled Turf TamerYour lawn gets a lot of love from kids and pets. But, in the process, soil becomes compacted and thatch builds up. This prohibits oxygen, nutrients, and water from penetrating the surface and getting into the root zone. When particularly bad, roots can even suffocate. So if your lawn feels rock hard, or if you’ve been noticing thinning or bald spots, your lawn probably needs a breath of fresh air. Deliver it with help from the aeration experts at Lawn Doctor of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Aeration & its Benefits 

There are two approaches to lawn aeration in the Scranton area: spike and core aeration. With spike aeration, a roller with spikes pokes small holes into your lawn. With core aeration, which is more effective and longer lasting, an aeration machine digs or scoops out small chunks of soil. This enables oxygen, moisture, and nutrients to permeate deep into the soil and get to the roots. This also encourages stronger, deeper root growth and will improve your lawn’s tolerance to heat and drought, as well as insect and disease infestations. In the end, your lawn will look thicker and healthier.

How to Tell if Your Lawn Needs Aeration

Does your lawn see a lot of foot traffic on any given day? Does it consist primarily of clay soil? Are you noticing weak, patchy growth, or bald spots? Does the grass wilt with just a few days of high temperatures? All are signs it’s time to aerate. If you’re still not sure, then perform the screwdriver test. Take a screwdriver and stick it into the soil. If it’s a struggle, then your soil is compacted and your lawn should be aerated.

Determining the Right Time for Lawn Aeration

At Lawn Doctor of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, we know the best time for aeration is right before the active growing cycle of your grass. But this depends on the type of grass you have. For instance, for cool season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass and fescue, aeration produces the best results in fall or early spring. For warm season grasses, like Buffalo, Bermuda, and St. Augustine, aeration should be performed in the late spring.

Why Choose Lawn Doctor of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for Aeration?

Because we’re experts. We have the experience, as well as the tools and equipment, to perform proper lawn aeration in the Scranton area – and deliver the most beautiful results. When you leave the work to us, you can also hand off all the time and hassle it takes to aerate your lawn. In addition, you can avoid the risk of a costly mistake that could damage your lawn. Best of all, our services are all backed by the industry’s strongest guarantee.

Whether you live in Wilkes-Barre, Dallas, Luzerne County, Mountain Top, or Lackawanna County, let our aeration specialists bring your lawn back to life. Call Lawn Doctor of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre today at 570.654.2575 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.