Compacted soil can cause all kinds of issues to your lawn, such as cutting off its supply of air and stopping it from accessing key nutrients for its survival. If this continues untreated, the damage can force homeowners to replace the lawn or have it re-sodded.
Fortunately, you can avoid such drastic measures as a fresh lawn installation by calling the experts here at Green Castle Lawn Care to come out and provide lawn aeration services in the spring and in the fall.
What Is Lawn Aeration?
Your lawn needs oxygen and nutrients in order to grow healthy and strong. However, over time, with backyard barbecues, lawn mowers being driven over it, and more, the soil can become compacted. Soil compaction can also occur as a result of poor soil layering, construction, and lots of clay in your area. When the soil becomes compacted, your lawn can’t breathe. This can weaken your lawn, cause you to struggle with weeds, decrease the effectiveness of lawn treatments, and more.
Lawn aeration helps open up the soil and lets it breathe by piercing or plugging the lawn and giving it the much needed space to grow. It loosens up the soil, allowing your lawn to be able to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs to come back to life.
Lawn Aeration Frequency
Regular aerating of your lawn will prevent unnecessary thatch or dead grass build up in your lawn. Aerating will also help prevent water run off, especially lawns consisting of slopes and hills. Aerating will also help water and nutrients penetrate your soil which in turn, will help your lawn’s overall needs.
We always recommend aerating your lawn annually with any of our customized lawn care programs. We say custom lawn care program because depending on the type of traffic your lawn is subjected to, the types of grasses that you have, what the area you live in is like, and more, you may need more frequent lawn aeration. The best times to aerate are in the spring and in the autumn.
In order to determine how often your lawn will need to be aerated, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced professionals here at Green Castle Lawn Care. We only recommend the services that your lawn actually needs, so there’s no need to worry about us trying to sell you on something that won’t help your lawn thrive.
If your grass looks unhealthy, lawn treatments aren’t working, and your soil is hard, these are all indicators that you’d likely benefit from lawn aeration.
Benefits Of Lawn Aeration
There are many benefits to obtaining lawn aeration as needed. Some of which include:
- Improving oxygen intake for your lawn.
- Allowing your soil to intake water.
- Improved effectiveness of fertilizer.
- Reducing water runoff.
- Increasing the strength of your grass.
- Reducing how compacted your soil is.
- Better tolerance against heat stress..
- Improved resiliency and cushioning.
- Enhanced thatch breakdown.
How To Prepare For Lawn Aeration
In order to achieve the best possible results from your lawn aeration service, you want to ensure that you both prep properly and conduct appropriate care after the service.
Prepping for aeration is easy. You’ll contact us to schedule your service, then we’ll notify you before we head your way. On the day before your scheduled service, make sure that you water and mow your lawn. You’ll also want to remove everything from the lawn, such as stray toys, evidence of your dog’s bathroom breaks, piles of fallen leaves, the like. Marking underground sprinkler heads with little flags or stakes is also a great move to make.
After your lawn aeration, you’ll want to limit how much people and pets are on your lawn in order to let the new seeds germinate. You should regularly water your lawn, rather than counting on Mother Nature to do it for you. You can mow as you usually do until germination begins. After it does, you’ll want to give your new seeds approximately 10 days to establish themselves before you start mowing again.
Looking For Lawn Aeration Near You?
As long as you live near Ogden, UT, Green Castle Lawn Care is here for you. We’re very familiar with the lawn problems Utah homeowners face and know how to treat them so that your property can look its very best. Contact us today to learn more about any of our lawn care services, from aeration to weed control to snow removal and more.
Do We Service Your Area?
Green Castle Lawn Care services the following areas:
- Farr West
- Fruit Heights
- Mountain Green
- North Ogden
- North Salt Lake
- Plain City
- Pleasant View
- Reese Taylor
- South Ogden
- South Weber
- Washington Terrace
- West Haven
- West Point
- West Weber