After a long harsh winter, your lawn is at its worst. So, what can you do to boost your landscape’s appearance and enhance its health? While there are many things you can do to create a richer, healthier lawn, one of the most important steps to take is to aerate your grass. Lawn aeration is one of the best ways to create a fertile environment for seeds to sprout and roots to grow come springtime.
First, you need to understand what lawn aeration is and what it does for your yard. There are several ways to do this, but each one achieves the same goal: penetrating the surface of the lawn and breaking it up so that oxygen, water and other nutrients are able to reach down deeper to the roots. During the cold winter months, the top of the soil can become hard and solid, limiting the ability of essential vitamins and nutrients to nourish the roots of the grass. When the crusty surface is cracked and separated during the aeration process, access is granted down to the roots of the grass. Seeds are also given passage into the rich soil so that new plants can grow. For these reasons, aerating soil is one of the best things you can do for the health and beauty of your landscaping.
There are many ways to achieve sufficient aeration, and most can be accomplished quickly and inexpensively. The first method involves removing a plug from the grass to create an opening for water and nutrients to enter the soil. This can be done with an aeration machine. Or the surface can be broken up by simply poking holes into the ground, but not removing a plug of soil. As landscaping specialists we can discuss the options and help you determine which one is right for you and your lawn.
Lawn aeration is one of the easiest ways to maintain the health and beauty of your yard. Treatments are most effective if done each spring and fall. To get your lawn aerated give us a call. At Organic Nature Lawn Care we can get your grass on its way to being the healthiest it has ever been. Click here for a quote!