It’s never too late to start thinking about getting your yard ready for spring. At Elements Lawn and Pest, we know how important the health and appearance of your lawn is to you and your family. Which is why we take great pride in what we do.
But today I want to talk to you about the importance of proper lawn aeration.
Lawn aeration can be a real pain in the neck but the benefits your lawn gets out of it is definitely worth it.
We love to use our yards in the summer, that’s why we take care of it all year, right?
Over the years running, playing, and driving on our grass takes its toll. As the soil becomes compacted and more thatch builds up between the soil and grass it prevents water from sinking in. Instead, you will see water runoff and pooling in areas.
Aerating your yard can solve these problems and also make your yard look lush and beautiful in the process.
No More Pooling Water: As I said before, thatch can prevent water from being absorbed which can cause pools of standing water in your yard which mosquitos will love. After aeration, the layer of thatch is punctured and water can permeate the soil which loosens it up.
Gets Rid of Spongy Grass: Years of leaf matter and grass clippings can lead to an unseen layer under the grass called thatch. If the layer is thick enough it can give your turf a spongy feeling when you walk on it. Give your grass a close inspection to see if there is a thick layer of thatch.
Compacted Soil: Thatch and foot traffic contribute to soil compaction. And, when the soil is compacted roots cannot get water or grow.
By using a machine that punches small holes in your turf, air, water, and nutrients can finally reach the roots again. With our aeration service, we not only aerate your yard to bring it back to its previous state but we also power seed which will make it look thicker and greener.
It is usually recommended to get your lawn aerated in the spring before the grass beings to grow and in the fall
The reason many people don’t aerate is that it’s too time-consuming. Who wants to do more work in their yard when they already spend a few hours a week mowing. Don’t waste your precious weekends doing more work. Let someone else take care of it for you.
At Elements Lawn and Pest, we make your yard our number one priority. You can rest easy knowing that our trained professionals will take great care of your yard. And make sure the job is done professionally and in a timely manner.