Lawn aeration is one of the services necessary in keeping the soil in your Westlake-area lawn conducive to producing healthy, consistent grass growth. The soil under your lawn’s surface can become compacted due to a number of both internal and external stressors. From your lawn’s unique composition to external damage from heavy foot traffic, your soil is constantly at risk of becoming compacted. Regular aeration will help boost recovery if your soil is compacted, and prevent compaction from occurring again. At Lawn Doctor of Avon-North Ridgeville, we help boost the healthy growth of lawns all over the Westlake, Avon, North Ridgeville, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Bay Village and Avon Lake, OH areas with our trusted lawn aeration service.
How to Tell if Lawn Aeration is Necessary
Lawn aeration should be performed prior to the Westlake-area growing season every year to free up the soil and allow for maximum growth, but there are other signs that can point to compacted soil and the need for aeration. Here are a few of the key indicators that your lawn needs supplemental aeration services:
- Brown spots have developed on your lawn
- Grass growth has stopped or stunted
- Puddles form on the surface of your lawn during light rainfall
- There are vehicles or machinery frequently parked on your lawn
- Your lawn sees a lot of foot traffic or outdoor activity
- Your grass has been damaged by pets or children
The Benefits of Lawn Aeration for Westlake Residents
Regular lawn aeration brings a long list of benefits to your Westlake lawn’s soil and the plants it sustains. When our technicians use core aerators to remove long, cylindrical cores of your soil, it provides a healthy boost in several different ways. First, the removal of these cores boosts your lawn’s permeability, allowing oxygen, heat and water to more readily penetrate down to the roots. Another benefit of regular aeration is the diffusion of the soil around your roots. Compacted soil can stifle your roots and physically prevent them from growing. Aeration loosens this soil so that your lawn’s roots have the space they need to develop dense, resilient systems.
Call Lawn Doctor of Avon-North Ridgeville today at (440) 554-3020 for more information on our aeration services and to schedule your free lawn evaluation. Our trusted lawn aeration service is available to our neighboring home and business owners in Westlake, Avon, North Ridgeville, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Bay Village, Avon Lake and the surrounding communities.