Your yard sees a lot of action on any given day. From backyard barbecues to games of hide and seek, it’s where your life unfolds. But did you also know all that foot traffic could be damaging your lawn? In fact, heavy yard use can result in soil compaction and thatch build-up – which prevents proper air flow and nutrient absorption. Let the lawn aeration experts at Lawn Doctor of Loveland/Greeley/Windsor help. We have the knowledge, equipment, and processes to battle compaction and thatch – so you can have the beautiful, healthy lawn you always wanted.
How Aeration Helps Your Lawn Breathe
To be its healthiest, your lawn needs room to breathe. But when soil gets compacted, it limits the amount of space for oxygen and water to move around. Likewise, when thatch builds up on the surface of the soil, water, sunlight, and nutrients can’t penetrate through. It’s a recipe for weak, spotty growth and weed and disease infestations.
But core aeration services from Lawn Doctor of Loveland/Greeley/Windsor can help. We use specialized equipment to core out small plugs of soil throughout your lawn. This provides a variety of important benefits, including:
- Better air flow
- Enhanced nutrient absorption
- Stronger roots that grow deeper
- Improved water and heat absorption
- Thicker, greener turf in the weeks and months after aeration
Determining if Your Lawn Needs Aeration
At Lawn Doctor of Loveland/Greeley/Windsor, we know there are a few signs that are good indicators your lawn needs aeration. These include puddles of water that don’t get absorbed, but rather run-off; bald or thinning spots in your yard; and yellowing grass. If you’re still not sure, then perform the screwdriver test. Take a screwdriver and plunge it into the soil. If you have to work hard to dig it in, then it’s a sign your lawn has an issue with thatch build-up and soil compaction.
Getting the Timing Right
So you know your lawn needs to be aerated. Before you go out and rent an expensive aeration machine, it’s important to get the timing right. If you don’t, you could wind up causing serious damage to your turf. For warm-season grasses, like Bermuda, lawn aeration is best done at the end of spring, just before the active growing season starts. For those cool-season grasses, like ryegrass, wait until fall or early spring to aerate your lawn.
If you’re not sure what type of grass you have, consider leaving aeration to the experts at Lawn Doctor of Loveland/Greeley/Windsor. We have the knowledge of local vegetation, not to mention the specialized machinery, to perform proper aeration in your yard – and produce the best results.
Connect with Loveland’s Lawn Aeration Specialists
At Lawn Doctor of Loveland/Greeley/Windsor, we’re the area’s preferred lawn aeration specialists for a reason. Not only do we offer extensive experience, proven services, and strict attention to detail, but also the industry’s strongest satisfaction guarantee. It’s a powerful combination that sets us apart.
If you’re ready to learn more or would like to schedule a free consultation, call Lawn Doctor of Loveland/Greeley/Windsor today at 970.669.3192. Our lawn aeration services are available for customers in Loveland, Greeley, Windsor, Johnstown, and Berthoud.