If you’re seeing weak growth, yellowing grass, or standing water, it’s a sign of soil compaction in your lawn. That means your grass can’t breathe or absorb much-needed nutrients in order to thrive. While it sounds serious, there is a simple solution: aeration from Lawn Doctor of Dover-Middletown.
Why Aerate Your Lawn?
Because, like humans, your lawn needs to breathe. But if your lawn experiences heavy foot traffic, if you park vehicles on it, or if you live in an older home with an older lawn, then soil gets compacted over time and thatch begins to build up on the surface. This, in turn, prevents a proper amount of oxygen, water, nutrients, and sunlight from being absorbed.
But with core aeration from Lawn Doctor of Dover-Middletown, we rely on a tried-and-tested process that’s not only the most effective method available, but also longer lasting, too. It’s called core aeration and uses specialized equipment to core out small plugs of soil throughout your lawn. In the weeks and months following aeration, this leads to:
- Better airflow
- Stronger root systems
- The ability to absorb more heat, water, and fertilizer
- Increased tolerance for stressors, such as drought
- Friendlier conditions that favor beneficial microorganisms
- Thicker, greener growth
What Are Signs a Lawn Needs Aeration?
At Lawn Doctor of Dover-Middletown, we know you don’t need to be an aeration expert to look for the signs of soil compaction and thatch build-up. In fact, it’s pretty easy to spot. Some indications include: puddles of standing water, yellow grass, weak growth, and bald spots. For further verification, you can also perform this simple test. Take a screwdriver and plunge it into the soil. If it goes in easily, your soil is likely healthy. If, however, it’s a struggle to get it in, then your soil is suffering from compaction and needs to be aerated.
When Should You Aerate?
Spring or fall are generally the best times of year for core aeration, just before the active growth cycle. However, specific times depend on the type of grass you have. Warm season grasses, for instance, are better aerated at the end of the spring, while cool season ones do well with aeration in both fall or early spring.
How Lawn Doctor of Dover-Middletown Can Help with Aeration
Is your grass looking tired and worn? Are you watering and fertilizing without seeing results? If so, it’s time for aeration – and Lawn Doctor of Dover-Middletown can help. We have the specialized, made-in-America equipment and proven expertise to open up your soil, getting more air, water, and nutrients down into the root zone. For a beautiful, healthier lawn, turn to Lawn Doctor of Dover-Middletown. We offer guaranteed results.