Want the best-looking lawn on the block? You need to aerate it. That’s because, over time, soil gets compressed and thatch starts to take over the surface. As a result, roots can’t absorb enough air, water, or nutrients needed to thrive. That’s where aeration from Lawn Doctor of Lawrenceville-Suwanee comes in. We can cut through compaction and thatch so your lawn can stay healthy and flourish, year-round.
Why is Aeration Good for My Lawn?
Because, just as the name suggests, aeration helps your lawn breathe. With it, there are two approaches you can take. Spike aeration is done with spikes on a roller. Core aeration, which is the process Lawn Doctor of Lawrenceville-Suwanee uses, involves removing cored out plugs of soil and thatch from around your yard. This opens up pathways for key essentials to penetrate more deeply into the soil. As a result, your lawn can:
- Absorb and use water and fertilizer more efficiently
- Grow deeper, stronger roots
- Better resist disease, insects, and weeds
- Better handle environmental stressors, like drought
How Do I Know If My Lawn Needs Aeration?
If you host backyard parties, have kids and pets, or an older home – with an older lawn that’s never been aerated – chances are your soil is compressed. The same goes for lawns that have clay soil, heavy foot traffic, or vehicles parked on them regularly. If you want to verify compaction, you can perform the screwdriver test. Just take a screwdriver and try digging it into the ground. If it’s excessively hard to do, your lawn needs to be aerated.
When is the Right Time for Lawn Aeration?
At Lawn Doctor of Lawrenceville-Suwanee, we know you need to time aeration right if you want the best results. And that depends on your grass type. It’s important to aerate when your grass is actively growing but before the peak growth phase so grass can fill in holes quickly. For warm season grasses, that means spring and early summer. For cool season grasses, fall and early spring are both good times to aerate.
How Can Lawn Doctor of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Help with Aeration?
At Lawn Doctor of Lawrenceville-Suwanee, we’re experts in aeration. We can handle the process from start to finish so you can relax and enjoy your day, leaving lawn aeration to us.
If you’re looking for the very best in local lawn care, you’ve come to the right place. To get started with our aeration services or schedule a free consultation, call Lawn Doctor of Lawrenceville-Suwanee today at 678.629.3752.
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