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Aerating your lawn promotes resilient turf grass that crowds out weeds and gives your lawn that lush, green look. Get a lawn you'll be proud of. Our lawn care experts can deliver the aeration service your lawn needs.
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Benefits of Lawn Aeration Service from NaturaLawn of America
Reduced Soil Compaction
Aeration breaks up hard-packed soil. Foot traffic across your lawn compacts the ground and makes it more difficult for grass to thrive. Kids, dogs, deer, mail carriers, cars, construction equipment, your walk to get the morning paper—all of these can compact your lawn.
Turf Root Growth
As grass establishes itself in your lawn, its root system can create a highly impermeable network of roots. This limits your lawn's potential. Aeration punches holes through established turf and encourages new and deep grass growth.
Air and Water Penetration
Aeration breaks through both heavy thatch that develops in some lawns, as well as the soil itself, to provide a pathway for air and water to reach deeper into your lawn. This promotes a healthy lawn by allowing air and water to get to where grass needs them most: the roots.
The plugs, or cores, of soil that lawn aeration deposits on the surface of your lawn break down and end up feeding your lawn. The nutrients released by microbes breaking down the plugs make their way down the aeration holes to feed grass at the roots.
Aeration stimulates microbial activity in your lawn. Microbes within your lawn are brought to the surface and then feast on the deposited soil cores. In doing so, the microbes break down the soil cores into their nutrient components, which are then available to nourish your lawn grass.
What Is Lawn Aeration?
Lawn aeration is the process of removing small cores of soil from a lawn so that air, water, and nutrients can reach further down to grass roots through the newly punched holes. A mechanical aerator—which looks similar to a lawn mower—is driven over the lawn and its set of rotating hollow tubes are pushed into the ground to remove soil cores and thereby aerate the lawn.
Is It Worth It To Aerate Your Lawn?
Lawn aeration is a natural, cultural practice that can give you a thick, carpet-like lawn without the use of chemicals (which are often expensive monetarily and environmentally). In other words, yes, we believe it is worth it to aerate your lawn because it facilitates strong turf growth that crowds out weeds without spreading foreign substances on your lawn.
How Much Does It Cost To Aerate My Lawn?
Each lawn is a unique ecosystem of soil, plants, water, and sun. It's best to get a customized quote based on your specific lawn care needs.
When Should I Aerate My Lawn?
You should aerate your lawn in the season ahead of its prime growing period. For cool-season grasses—like Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue—that means aerating in the fall. For warm-season grasses—such as zoysiagress and bermudagrass—aerating in the late spring or early summer is best. We recommend getting a lawn care consultation in the spring to assess your lawn care needs for the coming year.
Why Should I Aerate My Lawn?
Aeration (or core aeration) is a lawn care treatment that will help improve the recycling flow of air, water and nutrients to your soil and grass plants.
The aeration process leaves small plugs of thatch and soil on the lawn. These plugs will decompose in a few weeks with normal mowing, watering and rainfall. The process of nutrient recycling within the soil will continue, because the plugs contain microorganisms that help control the buildup of thatch tissue, all resulting in better turf response.
This, in turn, will help to rejuvenate your grass by allowing the roots to grow deeper, creating healthier grass plants, and keeping your lawn thicker and greener.
Remember, aerating your lawn can:
- Reduce soil compaction
- Stimulate root growth
- Increase air and water penetration
- Improve nutrient uptake via the root system
- Help stimulate microbial activity
What Can I Expect From NaturaLawn's Lawn Aeration Service?
NaturaLawn's expert lawn care technicians will arrive on time and in uniform. They will use professional-grade aerators to aerate your lawn in a thoroughly and timely manner.
No Inconvenience To You
You don't have to be home. Our team can work with you over the phone or web to schedule your lawn service at a time that works for you, even if you won't be present on the property.
The aeration process will leave small (approximately the size of your pointer finger) plugs of soil on your lawn. These plugs will break down within a week or two due to rain and healthy microbial activity that sends nutrients down the newly punched hole to feed your lawn.
A Lawn To Be Admired
With better pathways for air, water, and nutrients to reach your lawn's roots, your grass will grow thicker, greener, and crowd out weeds naturally. You'll have a lawn you can take pride in, a robust lawn accomplished without harsh chemicals.
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Want To Do Even More For Your Lawn?
Have your lawn overseeded and aerated at the same time. Overseeding is especially good at filling in brown patches. Overseeding means to add grass seed to your lawn during the process of aeration, so seeds fall deep into the newly punched holes in the soil and flourish. Get in touch to have the local lawn care experts at NaturaLawn bring the benefits of aeration and overseeding to your lawn.