As the summer days are winding down and the kids are back at school, your lawn is probably a lot less traveled. However, those memorable moments spent on your grass with kids, neighbors and pets running around probably caused some consequences within the soil that you can’t necessarily see. Soil impaction is common after summer, and it is a major threat to your lawn’s health and growth in the coming months. Fortunately, there’s a way to reverse soil impaction and ensure your lawn gets the “facelift” it deserves through a lawn service called core aeration.
Think of lawn core aeration as giving you lawn a chance to breathe and receive optimal amounts of water, sun and nutrients. Thick thatch and soil compaction can essentially suffocate your lawn, so aeration can be the intervention it needs to maintain vitality. Lawn core aeration involves a process in which cores or plugs of soil (nearly an inch in diameter and 1-3 inches long) are removed with a special aeration machine. The displaced soil will break down through irrigation, rain and mowing and form a topdressing of nutrients for your lawn. Some lawns may benefit from overseeding during this time for further growth opportunities. In the coming weeks, you should see new white roots shooting up from the aerated holes.
Benefits of Lawn Aeration
Aerating your lawn, especially in the Fall, can offer valuable benefits towards the health and appearance of your turf, including the following:
- Provides root zone with greater access to nutrients
- Reduces thatch build-up
- Relieves soil compaction
- Benefits pH changes deep into the soil
- Allows better overseeding operations
- Improves water runoff and puddling
- Prepares grass for winter dormancy
Do you think your lawn could use a facelift with a fall core aeration service? Call the experts of Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping. We provide lawn core aeration at an affordable rate!