Lawn Aeration in the Wayne Area

Children running. Pets playing. Guests dancing the night away. Your yard is a great place to be on summer evenings and weekends. But did you also know all that heavy foot traffic is really bad for your lawn? It leads to soil compaction and thatch build-up, both of which prevent your lawn from getting enough air, water, and nutrients. Let the Wayne area aeration experts at Lawn Doctor of Havertown, Lansdale, Boyertown, Tredyffrin help. We know how to combat compaction, battle thatch build-up, and produce the healthy, green lawn of your dreams.

The Benefits: Why Aeration Is Good for Your Lawn

When it comes to aeration, there are two approaches to take. The first involves using a roller with spikes on it to drill small holes into your lawn. The second – which is more effective and longer lasting – uses specialized machinery to core out small plugs of soil throughout your lawn. At Lawn Doctor of Havertown, Lansdale, Boyertown, Tredyffrin, we rely on the latter method, called core aeration, which helps to:

  • Improve air flow
  • Enhance nutrient and heat absorption
  • Produce a deeper, more vigorous root system
  • Improve water absorption and usage
  • Encourage thicker, more luscious growth within the weeks and months following aeration

The Signs: How to Spot Soil Compaction in Your Lawn

The need for lawn aeration is relatively easy to spot for Wayne area homeowners. If, for instance, you’re noticing bald spots in your lawn or thin, yellowing grass, these are signs your lawn needs to be aerated. Another telltale indicator is when water puddles and runs off, rather than being absorbed. In addition, clay soils are notorious for soil compaction and generally need to be aerated more frequently than other soil types.

If you’re still not sure whether or not your lawn needs aeration, try the screwdriver test. Take a screwdriver and stick it into the ground. If it goes in easily, compaction is not the culprit. However, if it’s hard to drive in, then your soil needs to be aerated.

The Timing: It All Depends on Grass Types 

One of the advantages you get by working with us is our knowledge of local grass types in the Wayne area and when it’s best to perform lawn aeration. Effective aeration is timed around the growing cycles of various grasses. For instance, warm season grasses, including Buffalo or Bermuda, require aeration at the end of Spring for the best results. Cool season grasses, like ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass, should be aerated in the Fall or early Spring.

Ready to Learn More? Turn to the Wayne Area’s Lawn Aeration Specialists

Not only do we have the expertise and equipment to properly aerate your lawn, but we back all of our services with the industry’s strongest guarantee. Go have fun with your family – and leave the aeration to us!

To learn more or schedule your free consultation, call Lawn Doctor of Havertown, Lansdale, Boyertown, Tredyffrin today at 610.497.2220. Our lawn aeration services are available to homeowners in Berwyn, Frazer, St. Davids, Wayne, Radnor, Newtown Square, Malvern, Paoli, and Devon areas.

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