Aeration

Why Aerate Lawn:

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When your soil gets too compact, there’s a good chance that your grass might not be getting the air and nutrients that it needs to reach its full potential. Lawn aeration, or core aeration, will help fix this problem by pulling up plugs of soil and then allowing air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass.

Lawn aeration will help strengthen the roots and allow them to grow deeper. Strong roots in grass will help make it look very green and more beautiful.

When To Aerate Lawn:

Lawn aerating 2 times a year is ideal, once in the spring and once in the fall. With good aerators, a lawn aeration specialist can aerate your lawn at a very low cost. This is where The Lawn Aeration Pros step in and get the job done.

Lawn Plugs

aeration3When done right,and with proper soil conditions,the plugs from the lawn should be anywhere from 2-3 inches in length. These plugs will breakdown after a few days. This is where the root growth happens. The plugs open up the soil to promote the roots to spread out and become healthy and to absorb nutrients and water.

Q: When should my yard be fertilized?

aeration4A: Fertilize immediately after aeration takes place. This will achieve the best results for your lawn and best return on your fertilizer investment. Fertilizing directly after will also allow the fertilizer to easily and effectively penetrate into the root system.

Q: Is it a good idea to overseed after aerating?

aeration5A: If your lawn looks thin in places it never hurts to overseed after aeration. Keep in mind if you are going to overseed, plan on having your yard aerated, so as to give the seed the maximum amount of time to germinate. You should also try to overseed the same day aeration while the holes are still open and before the cores start to break down. If you want to fertilize in conjunction with overseeding (which is a good idea), just use a starter fertilizer or one without any type of weed control.