Aeration involves perforating soil, and creating holes that make it easier for air, water, and important nutritional additives to get to the roots of your grass. Proper aeration requires analysis of your lawn, planning ahead for the right placement of these air pockets, and other considerations, such as the type of grass you have installed.
Our aeration services can provide your lawn’s grass roots with circulation that can help to combat compaction, which can occur whenever a lawn is used. Aeration involves creating channels through which air can circulate to the roots of the grass, which need fresh oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other elements. Aeration also provides more paths for water to enter into the soil without blocking them off from the air, conditions which can lead to the growth of mold and other forms of infection that can rot grass at its roots.
Some of the benefits of aeration include:
- Improvements in drainage and runoff. Plants need water and air, but they also need those components to flow freely, evaporate when necessary, and be refreshed when available. Like all life systems and cycles, it’s important to keep everything moving. Aeration makes sure that soil compaction doesn’t impede your grass’s natural growth cycles.
- Reducing weed potential. More readily available, and fresher, water and air both translate into stronger root systems, which not only lead to better grass growth, but also to better defenses against other root systems taking hold. When grass becomes compacted, it can become vulnerable to invasive plant species taking their place, and their nutrients.
- Faster recovery. When a lawn has been damaged, it will need time, and air, to recover and regrow its root system properly. Aeration will allow it all of the breathing room that it needs to make a faster, fuller recovery. Even already healthy lawns can become more vibrant, and fuller, when properly aerated.
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