You might not realize it, but your grass roots need oxygen to function and thrive. When they don’t get enough, due to compaction down below in the soil and stifling thatch growing up above, they begin to weaken and can even suffocate. But there is an effective option for treating both that local homeowners throughout the State College, PA area can tap: lawn aeration.
Lawn Aeration: The Benefits for Yards in State College
At Lawn Doctor of State College-Bellefonte, we know that aeration provides a simple solution for dealing with compressed soil and an overgrowth of surface thatch. The process helps your lawn breathe again and you’ll see a big difference thanks to:
- Increased air flow and more space for roots to grow
- More essentials, including fertilizer and water, circulating through to roots, supporting healthier turf growth
- Stronger resistance to diseases and weeds
- Enhanced tolerance to heat and drought
So if you’re noticing grass suddenly weakening or thinning, standing puddles of water around your lawn, or ground that feels especially hard, then soil should be aerated. Also, if your soil is clay-based or your lawn experiences extensive everyday use, then consider annual aeration.
Lawn Aeration Services: What to Expect with Our Approach
Core aeration – which is the method we use in local lawns – offers the most thorough approach to aerating. With it, we use our state-of-the-art Turf Tamer® equipment, not available from any other local lawn care provider, to punch holes in your lawn and pull out plugs of soil.
This process loosens soil and creates avenues for more water, nutrients, and air to reach roots, putting your lawn’s health back on track. At the same time, it cuts through the heavy layer of thatch on the surface, breaking down the barrier that’s stopping vital essentials from reaching roots.
In addition to using the most effective method for aeration, Lawn Doctor of State College-Bellefonte can also time it right for the best results. Whether you have a cool- or warm-season lawn, we know the optimal points during the season to aerate. As a result, your yard can recover faster and you’ll start to see results in the form of thicker, stronger growth in just a few weeks.
Get lawn aeration from the experts trusted in State College and the surrounding communities, including Bellefonte, Boalsburg, Lewistown, Lock Haven, and Centre Hall. Call (814) 383-2218 today to get started with a free consultation.