There are two enemies in your lawn that are hard to see, but could be impacting its health: soil compaction and surface thatch. On the surface, a thick layer of thatch chokes growing grass and hinders nutrients and water from getting absorbed into the ground. Down below, compaction puts the squeeze on roots, further preventing them from taking in key resources. So what can you do? Have your lawn aerated. Our lawn aeration services, offered all over the Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County, NY areas, provide the solution you need.
Lawn Aeration: The Benefits for Local Fairfield County Yards
When you’re noticing water that’s puddling or running off, wilting grass and bare areas, weeds taking over in spots, and soil that’s hard to stick a pencil into, then your lawn needs aeration. This service is simple, cutting down on both compaction and surface thatch. But the impact and results are significant in the form of:
- More nutrients, oxygen, and water reaching the root system
- Roots that grow deeply and can better support a stronger, more vigorous lawn
- Increased resilience when it comes to issues with pests, diseases, and environmental stress, like drought
- Less maintenance requirements, thanks to a healthier lawn
All soil gets compacted and all lawns experience growing surface thatch. However, how often you aerate depends on how you use your lawn, its soil type, and its overall health. For instance, when grass is rooted in clay soil, aeration should happen annually. The same goes if your yard sees heavy foot traffic or you drive vehicles on it. Even if you don’t use your lawn a lot, pounding rains, heavy snow, and mowing can all lead to compaction over time.
Lawn Aeration Services: What to Expect with Our Approach
With our services, you can expect the most effective approach to aeration: core aeration. This method works by removing soil plugs from your lawn that are several inches deep and less than an inch in diameter. Not only does this break up restrictive thatch, but it eases soil compaction so grass roots can suddenly breathe again. They’ll also have the room they need to grow deeper, better supporting lawn health. Once conditions are opened up, more air, water, and fertilizer can circulate into the soil, further nourishing and fueling robust growth.
Lawn Doctor of Fairfield County and Westchester County offers free lawn aeration estimates to customers all over Easton, Darien, Weston, Fairfield, Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan, Greenwich, and Stamford in Fairfield County, CT as well as White Plains, Rye, Cortlandt Manor, Chappaqua, Peekskill, and all other towns in Westchester County, NY. Call (203) 348-3025 today for a free consultation.