Lawn Aeration in Houston: What is it and When Do You Need it?

extremely green grass photo fills entire frame showing lawn aeration in HoustonYour lawn needs healthy soil to grow, and maintaining this healthy soil requires a few simple maintenance tasks. One soil maintenance task that often gets undervalued is lawn aeration. Over time, your soil can become compacted due to its unique composition, weather conditions and external damage. Compacted soil can cut off your plants’ access to the nutrients and other physical elements they need to survive, while also stifling root growth. Aeration relieves the symptoms of compacted soil by loosening the earth and restoring the healthy circulation of nutrients, oxygen, water and heat to your lawn’s plants. At Lawn Doctor of West Houston, we provide comprehensive lawn aeration services to our neighbors in the West Houston, Memorial, Bellaire, Spring Branch, West University, River Oaks, Katy, Sugar Land and Pearland, TX areas for rejuvenated soil and a long-term health boost.

What is Lawn Aeration?

Aeration describes the action of puncturing the top layers of your lawn. Aeration can be performed with a wide variety of different tools, including both handheld implements and heavy machinery. Our team at Lawn Doctor of West Houston employs the use of a core aerator to loosen your lawn’s compacted soil and restore the healthy circulation of nutrients. Core aerators are heavy and cumbersome to operate, and they can also be expensive to rent. Choosing our lawn aeration service gives you the effective, professional-quality aeration and benefits of core aeration without the hassles of renting and operating a core aerator.

Lawn Aeration Timeframes for the Houston Area

Lawn aeration can get your lawn back on track to consistent growth when performed at several times throughout the year. However, aeration at some times can yield longer-lasting results than others. This ideal timeframe will vary from yard-to-yard depending on the species of grass that populates them. Lawns that contain cool season grasses should be aerated at the beginning of spring for ideal results, while warm season grasses should be aerated towards the end of spring. Your lawn may require additional aeration treatments throughout the year if it suffers from any of the following symptoms:

  • Brown spots
  • Puddle formation during light rainfall
  • Excessive thatch
  • Stunted growth

Call Lawn Doctor of West Houston today at (832) 831-6181 to learn more about our aeration service and to schedule your free lawn evaluation. With provide our comprehensive lawn aeration service to our neighbors in West Houston, Memorial, Bellaire, Spring Branch, West University, River Oaks, Katy, Sugar Land, Pearland and the surrounding communities.