Your lawn is where your life unfolds. Yet, during the process, your soil and grass take a beating. From children and pets playing to parked vehicles and heavy rainfall, soil gets compacted and thatch builds up over time. As a result, grass roots start to suffocate and can’t get the nutrients they need to grow and flourish. But with aeration from Lawn Doctor of Greater Springfield, you can open up your lawn again – and help it breathe and thrive.
How Your Lawn Benefits from Aeration
Aeration is the process of loosening up your soil so oxygen and other essentials can flow more freely into it. But not all aeration methods are created equal. If you want the most thorough, longest lasting results, use core aeration. This method relies on a core aeration machine to extract small, evenly spaced plugs of soil, grass, and thatch around your lawn. This helps to:
- Strengthen grass roots
- Enhance the effectiveness of fertilization
- Improve the ability for your lawn to absorb heat
- Provide for more efficient water absorption
As a result, in the weeks and months after aeration, you can expect to see a healthier, thicker lawn.
Signs Your Lawn Needs Aeration
Are you noticing puddles of water that aren’t getting absorbed? Does grass look thin and weak despite adequate watering and fertilizing? At Lawn Doctor of Greater Springfield, we know these are both common signs that soil is compacted and aeration is in order. Likewise, lawns with clay soil or that have vehicles parked regularly on them tend to get compacted easily and may require aeration more often. Another way to tell if you have compacted soil is with the screwdriver test. Just stick a screwdriver into your soil. If it’s a serious struggle, your lawn needs to be aerated.
The Best Times for Lawn Aeration
There are certain times of the year that are optimal for lawn aeration in the Springfield area. Early Spring and Fall are the optimal times to aerate lawns, with fall being the best time to aerate if you are wanting to incorporate new seed into your lawn. At Lawn Doctor of Greater Springfield, we often recommend combining lawn seeding with aeration for a lush, full lawn come springtime.
Why Hire Lawn Doctor of Greater Springfield for Aeration?
You could rent an aerator and spend your day off working on your lawn. Or, you could leave lawn aeration to us. With the lawn aeration experts at Lawn Doctor of Greater Springfield, you can rest easy that your lawn is in the hands of local, Springfield area experts who have extensive aeration experience.
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