What does your dormant grass need to wake up and thrive this spring? Beyond fertilizer and proper irrigation, you may also need to consider a core aeration service for your turf. Depending on the type of grass you own, the early spring can be a great time to schedule this annual, life-giving treatment for your lawn.
Why is Core Aeration Important?
After the dormant winter months, it is common for the soil of your lawn to harden or become compacted. Spring is a time of fresh growth for your grass, and this thatched soil can become an instant barrier. When water, air and nutrients can’t penetrate the soil and reach the roots of your grass, you could end up with a lackluster or failing turf this year. A simple core aeration treatment can allow your grass to breathe again and take in what it needs to thrive this spring.
Benefits of Lawn Aeration
Core aeration involves using special equipment to remove plugs or cores of soil throughout your lawn. In doing so, this easy and quick lawn care service can provide the following benefits:
- Decreases thatch buildup.
- Helps prevent insects and disease.
- Allows water, air and nutrients to penetrate the soil.
- Promotes healthy root growth.
- Enhances soil microbial activity.
When performing lawn core aeration, it is best to do it when the ground is not frozen or wet. Aeration can also be done in the fall but if your grass type goes dormant in the winter, now can be an ideal time to jumpstart your turf for warm season growth.
Not sure if your lawn could benefit from core aeration? Call Pannone’s Landscaping & Lawn Pros. We can provide core aeration and other lawn care services for properties of all sizes. Get your free quote today.