You dream of a lush, green lawn. But weak growth and puddling water are getting in the way of that vision. It could be due to soil compaction and thatch build-up. If your yard gets a lot of use – from kids or pets – soil gets compressed, which can suffocate grass roots. Likewise, thatch begins to take over on the surface, hindering nutrients and water from penetrating. It’s a recipe for a weak lawn. The good news is that with aeration from the Griffith area’s experts – Lawn Doctor of West Lake County – you can break up compaction and thatch, restoring your lawn to good health again.
How Does Lawn Aeration Work?
There are two different ways to approach lawn aeration in the Griffith area. The first uses a spike on a roller to perforate your lawn. The second approach – core aeration – is longer lasting and more effective, which is why we rely on it at Lawn Doctor of West Lake County. It uses an aeration machine to remove small plugs of soil and thatch throughout your lawn. This helps your lawn:
- Produce stronger, healthier roots
- Take in more nutrients, air, and water
- Tolerate environmental stressors, such as drought
- Fight off disease and insect infestations
While you won’t see results overnight, you can expect to see a thicker, more vibrant lawn in the weeks and months after aeration.
How Do I Check for Soil Compaction?
There’s one easy way Griffith area homeowners can test for soil compaction, thatch build-up, and the need for lawn aeration. Just take a shovel or a screwdriver and try to dig it into your soil. If it slides in easily, your soil isn’t compacted. If, however, you have to fight to get it into the soil, then your lawn could benefit from aeration. Also, if you have clay soil and regularly park vehicles on your lawn, aeration may be in order. Be sure to look for standing water that isn’t being absorbed, as well as weak growth.
Where Do I Turn for Professional Lawn Aeration in the Griffith Area?
The answer’s simple: Lawn Doctor of West Lake County. When you hire us, you can rest easy that your lawn will be cared for by trained professionals, maximizing the results. We know the best conditions under which to aerate your lawn and use proprietary, made-in-America equipment along the way. It’s an approach that produces a rejuvenated yard – and a happier homeowner.
To learn more or schedule a free consultation, contact Lawn Doctor of West Lake County today at 219.440.7098. Our lawn aeration services are available to homeowners in Griffith, Schererville, Munster, and Dyer.