Lawn Aeration in The Hamptons: What Is It And When Do You Need It?

When your soil is compacted, grass roots grow poorly. Add to that a heavy layer of restrictive thatch on the surface and you have a recipe for a weak lawn that’s more susceptible to issues with drought, pests, diseases, and weeds. Lawn Doctor of The Hamptons can help. With our lawn aeration services, available in many local communities in and around The Hamptons, NY, we can promote better airflow, enhance growth and color, and produce a healthier lawn overall.

Lawn Aeration from Lawn Doctor of The Hamptons: What Are the Benefits?

Over the course of any season, walking, mowing, playing, and running can lead to compacted soil. What’s more is that when you have soil that’s clay-based, it’s already more prone to compaction. In addition, environmental factors, like heavy rains and a long-lasting layer of snow in winter, can also put further pressure on your lawn, leading to compaction.

When soil is dense and thatch is thick, it makes it difficult and sometimes impossible for air, water, and nutrients to move into the root zone, depleting and damaging your lawn over time. That’s where lawn aeration can help. The process Lawn Doctor of The Hamptons relies on is core aeration. It removes small plugs of surface thatch and soil from your lawn, improving air flow. It also:

  • Boosts water intake
  • Enhances nutrient absorption
  • Cuts down on water puddling or running off
  • Reduces surface thatch that provides a home to pests and diseases
  • Increases tolerance to heat and other environmental stress

Lawn Aeration Timing: When to Perform It & How Often in The Hamptons

At Lawn Doctor of The Hamptons, we recommend regular lawn aeration for local yards. However, in terms of a specific schedule, it depends on your soil, grass types, and overall lawn health. When you work with our team, we can evaluate the condition of your lawn and make recommendations for a schedule that will ease compaction and thatch today, and prevent issues down the line in the future.

You can also rely on our team for timing aeration right. If not performed during the proper season, it can actually harm your lawn by causing weeds to take over. But when performed just before the active growth cycle which is early spring and fall for cool-season lawns popular in the Northeast, your lawn will recover faster and you can expect to see healthier, thicker results sooner.

When you want professional lawn aeration done right, turn to the team trusted across The Hamptons, including in East Hampton, Southampton, Westhampton, Moriches, Sagaponack, and the North Fork, NY. Get started today by scheduling a free consultation. Call Lawn Doctor of The Hamptons at (631) 537-7122.