Lawn Aeration in the Bucks County Area

Lawn aeration machine called turf tamerDoes your lawn have thinning or bald spots? Is it looking worn and ragged? Are you noticing areas of standing water and run-off? These are all signs of soil compaction and thatch build-up. When this happens, air and nutrients can’t flow properly, leading to weak growth and eventually root suffocation. But with aeration from the Bucks County area’s experts at Lawn Doctor of Lower BuxMont, we can help you cut down on compaction and thatch so your lawn can flourish.

What is Lawn Aeration?

If you’re like many Bucks County area homeowners, you may have heard of lawn aeration without really understanding what it means. But the process is simple and straightforward. Using the core aeration method – which is the longest lasting and most effective – our lawn care technicians simply punch out plugs of soil with specialized equipment. This opens up the soil and gives your lawn the ability to take in more oxygen. This also helps to:

  • Produce a stronger root system, leading to more vigorous growth
  • Improve heat, nutrient, and water absorption
  • Improve tolerance to stressors, such as insects, diseases, and drought
  • Create thicker, greener, more luscious growth within weeks and months

The #1 Sign Your Lawn Needs Aeration

Sometimes it can be hard to tell whether weak, yellowing grass is due to compaction or another issue, such as a nutrient deficiency. That’s why we recommend this surefire method for testing for compaction and thatch build-up. Simply take a shovel or a screwdriver and try to dig it into the soil. If it enters easily, then your soil is likely in good shape. If, however, it’s a struggle to get in, then your soil is compacted and needs to be aerated.

Why Timing is Everything with Aeration 

As the Bucks County area’s experts in aeration, Lawn Doctor of Lower BuxMont knows there are certain times of the year that are best for aeration. If you have cool season grasses (such as ryegrass or Kentucky bluegrass), then aim for early spring or fall for aeration. This is right before the active growth phase, so cored out holes will fill in quickly. If, however, your lawn is made up of warm season grasses (like Buffalo or Bermuda), then the end of spring is the best time for aeration.

Leave Aeration to Bucks County’s Local Lawn Care Experts 

If you’d rather leave the work to the Bucks County area’s experts in aeration, connect with Lawn Doctor of Lower BuxMont. We have the people, processes, and equipment to ensure your lawn is properly aerated, and gets what it needs to grow and thrive again. We even back our services with the industry’s strongest satisfaction guarantee.

To learn more or schedule your free estimate, call Lawn Doctor of Lower BuxMont today at 215.672.8600. We provide lawn aeration services to homeowners in Bucks County as well as in the neighboring communities of Eastern Montgomery County, Levittown, Willow Grove, Abington, Horsham, and Yardley.