Having your lawn aerated is vital to the continued health and growth of your yard, as the aeration process allows for air and water to penetrate through built-up grass and/or lawn thatch, and ensures that the proper nutrients needed are able to reach the soil. The aeration process involves perforating your lawn, down to the soil level, with small holes that allow air, water and nutrients to reach the roots of the growing grass. For a healthy, lush lawn, you want to make sure that your grass roots are strong, healthy and grow deep down into the soil.
Aeration also helps relieve the soil compaction that may have occurred either through the winter months with foot traffic and/or snow pressing down on the grass, or during the growing season through summer, with the foot traffic and activity that can also compact the grass down. Too much compaction does not allow the air, water and nutrients to penetrate through to the grass roots in the soil, which if left untreated, could lead to dying or a thinning of your lawn.
It is recommended that you aerate your lawn at least once a year, and depending on the condition of your lawn and the type of grass, you can either aerate in the spring or fall. If you have heavy thatch build up, you may want to consider aerating both in the spring and fall to ensure that your lawn heals and allow for the lawn to breathe again.
Contact Lush Lawn today for a free estimate on our aeration services.