Lawn Aeration in Stafford

lawn aeration machine called turf tamerSoil compaction and thatch build-up can be easy to overlook until you see the unmistakable signs: standing puddles of water, thinning grass, bare spots where even weeds won’t grow. Whether clay soils, foot traffic, or parked vehicles are the culprit, the end result is the same: root suffocation and an inability to absorb essential nutrients. What can you do? With aeration services from Lawn Doctor of Stafford, we make it easy to fight compaction and heavy thatch so you can achieve and maintain the lawn of your dreams.

The Benefits of Lawn Aeration

There are two different approaches to aeration. The first involves using a spike on a roller to poke holes in your lawn. The second, which is more effective and longer lasting, requires an aeration machine that cores out plugs of grass and soil. With core aeration from Lawn Doctor of Stafford, compaction and surface thatch are both remedied, opening up your lawn so it can breathe again. Not only will oxygen move more freely, but so will nutrients and water. This results in:

  • Stronger, deeper roots
  • More efficient use of fertilizer
  • Enhanced ability to absorb heat
  • Thicker growth and more vibrant color

Testing for Soil Compaction

Aside from the signs mentioned above, there is one surefire test that will indicate soil compaction and thatch build-up. Simply take a shovel or a screwdriver and dig it into the ground. If it goes in easily, you don’t need to aerate. If, however, you have to struggle to get it in, your soil likely needs to be aerated.

Timing Lawn Aeration Right

At Lawn Doctor of Stafford, we know the right time for lawn aeration all depends on your grass type. If your lawn consists of warm-season grass, such as Bermuda or Buffalo, then aerate at the end of spring, just before the active growth cycle. As your lawn grows, it will fill in the cored out holes left behind by aeration. If, however, you have cool-season grass, like ryegrass, then aerate either in the fall or in the early spring. Timing lawn aeration right is critical because you don’t want to leave the holes in your yard open – and susceptible to weeds and insects – for long.

Why Lawn Doctor of Stafford for Lawn Aeration?

You could rent an expensive aeration machine and spend your weekend working on your lawn. Or you could leave aeration to the experienced professionals at Lawn Doctor of Stafford – and do something you enjoy instead. We have the knowledge and equipment to properly aerate your lawn, ensuring thicker, healthier grass in the weeks and months following aeration.

Whether you live in Stafford, Haymarket, Fredericksburg, Culpeper, Warrenton, Triangle, Bristow, Gainesville, or Bealeton, we know how to get your lawn breathing and thriving again with our aeration services. Call Lawn Doctor of Stafford today at 540.286.3074 to learn more or schedule your free consultation.

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