When your lawn’s growth slows, there could be several potential culprits. One of the most common reasons Holly Springs-area lawns experience stunted growth is due to compacted soil. Your lawn relies on the constant circulation of nutrients, oxygen, water and heat to survive, and compacted soil restricts this circulation. When growth slows because of compacted soil, lawn aeration is the solution. At Lawn Doctor of Southern Wake County, we offer our proven core aeration service to reinstate soil conditions and stimulate healthy growth in lawns all over the Holly Springs, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale, Fuquay Varina and Willow Springs, NC areas.
What is Lawn Core Aeration?
Soil that’s packed too tightly can have negative effects on your lawn. First, compacted soil prevents your lawn from accessing the different elements it needs to grow and survive, including nutrients, heat, water and oxygen. Another negative effect of compacted soil is that it physically restricts root growth. If the soil is too tightly packed for the roots to push through, they won’t grow, which can lead to weak root systems and drought stress in the summer. Lawn aeration reverses these negative effects by breaking up the soil and allowing circulation back into the ground. When we perform aeration services on lawns in the Holly Springs area, we use a piece of equipment called an core aerator to remove plugs of soil from your lawn to allow it to decompress and diffuse. This action allows roots to grow, and promotes growth for a thicker lawn.
How Holly Springs Residents Can Determine When Lawn Aeration Is Needed
Lawn aeration is a beneficial service for most lawns in Holly Springs, and some lawns may require aeration more than once a year to allow for optimum growth. The most effective way to tell if your lawn needs aeration is through one of our free consultations, but here are some telling clues that could indicate you have compacted soil and aeration is needed:
- Brown spots on lawn
- Vehicles frequently parked on lawn
- New construction homes have had lots of equipment all over the lawn.
- Overuse and damage from outdoor sports, entertaining, barbecues, pets and children
- Dead or thinning areas on lawn
- Excessive amount of thatch present in lawn’s upper layers
- If your lawn has not been core aerated in the last year or so
Call Lawn Doctor of Southern Wake County today at (919) 977-4379 to learn more about our lawn core aeration service and to schedule your free consultation. As a locally owned and operated business, we proudly offer lawn aeration services to our neighbors in Holly Springs, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale, Fuquay Varina, Willow Springs and the surrounding communities.