Local Pest Control Lawn Aeration Services
Lawn aeration is the secret weapon in making your lawn healthy.
Aeration involves making holes in the lawn either by pushing a rod into it or by “coring,” extracting a plug of soil. By aerating your lawn you provide the following benefits to your lawn and its root system:
- Improves fertilizer and nutrient intake
- Reduces watering costs
- Stimulates deep root development
- Improves Soil Structure
- Promotes air exchange between soil and atmosphere
- Reduces and controls thatch
- Reduces soil compaction
- Reduces water runoff
- Helps defend your lawn against drought, insects, disease, and weeds
- Promotes a thicker, healthier & greener lawn
Aeration involves drilling small holes in the soil to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the lawn’s roots. This helps the roots grow deeper which produces a stronger, more dynamic lawn.
The main reason for lawn aeration is to relieve soil compaction. Compacted soils prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. However, excess lawn thatch or debris buried beneath the lawn’s surface can also rob the roots of these essential elements. Adding Lime and Fertilizer will also improve the health of your lawn.
Another reason aeration may be needed is because a lawn mower has been used in the exact same pattern each mow. This can cause areas of compaction.
Similarly, this creates a difficult environment for grass growth and we would recommend aeration be done in this case to remove small cores of compacted soil. It’s called a core aerator as much like they do in golf courses cultural technique employ to help their lawn provides more air. This process allows more nutrients and water to reach the roots.
- Heavy foot use from kids, pets or group gatherings.
- Newly constructed homes are sometimes a candidate because of the construction traffic compacting the newly installed lawns.
- A dry, soft lawn, which most likely has excessive thatch.
- A lawn that was created by laying sod.