Lawn aeration is the process of punching small plugs, or cores into the lawn turf and the underlying soil structure in order to penetrate the root and thatch layer, thus allowing water and air into the soil to reach the grassroots. This process will allow the grass to consume the water and air efficiently, and as result, letting your grass better absorb the nutrients it needs. Usually, this can be with a motorized machine. Machines that aerate your lawn are mostly rented because unlike lawn mowers that is being used often every time your grass growth is long; your will only need to aerate your lawn few times a year. So, we recommend either you rent a lawn aerator or hire Lawn Care Pueblo Colorado to aerate your lawn for you.
Why should I aerate my lawn?
Lawn aeration is the solution to a heavily compacted soil. Soil compaction happens when your lawn has heavy foot traffic or if your lawn is planted on a soil base that is heavy in clay content. If you experience soil compaction, it is advised that you aerate your lawn at least once a year. You might dislike the appearance of your lawn after lawn aeration is done. If so, you can rake up the soil that got scattered in the process. But they will eventually break up and decompose when left on the lawn.
When is the best time to aerate my lawn?
It is recommended that the very best time to aerate your lawn is in the fall when you have cool temperatures already, when weed occurrence is minimal and when you grass is actively growing.
Spring season is not the ideal time to aerate your lawn, but this depends on the condition of the lawn. Grass cannot grow on compacted soil. If this happens then you will need to aerate your lawn. We highly discourage lawn aeration to be done in spring because this is the same season that weed seeds germinate. Weed seeds germinates best underneath the soil thus making aerated lawns a perfect breeding ground for them. If your soil is extremely compacted of your turf is excessively thin, it would be better to wait until late spring season to aerate your lawn because weeds have already been established but before they flower and go to seed again. This occurs around Memorial Day in most climates.
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