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Title: Aeration of Lawn

Aeration of Lawn
While we never forget to take care of watering
and fertilizing needs of our lawn, we usually
dont pay much attention to the aeration needs of
their lawn. Landscaping companies explain that
plants depend on air in the soil. Even water and
nutrients are absorbed better when the soil is
porous. Compact soil disrupts nutrient absorption
and prevents roots from growing, hence regular
aeration is a must. If you want to get rid of
thatch and make way for a beautiful lawn be sure
to prioritize aeration. Your lawn will thank you
for letting it breathe again.
What is aeration?
The main reason for aerating a lawn is to
alleviate soil compaction. Excess lawn thatch or
heavy organic debris buried under the grass
surface can also starve the roots from these
essential elements and cause soil compaction
which needs to be treated. Aeration involves
perforating the soil with small holes to allow
air, water and nutrients to penetrate the soil
and get absorbed by the roots. This helps not
only the lawn grass to grow properly but also
helps other plants in the lawn to become
healthier and stronger.
Signs that your lawn needs aeration
1.Your lawn suffers heavy footfall or vehicle
driving and parking 2.You live in a region where
soil has more clay content 3.Water puddles on
watering and after rain 4.You find it difficult
to stick a pencil or stick in the soil 5.Thatch
layer is thicker than one and a half inch 6.Grass
is thin, patchy or bare
When is the best time for aeration?
Though its advised aerate as soon as you see any
of the signs mentioned above, the best time for
aeration is during the growing season, when the
grass can heal quickly and fill in any open areas
after soil plugs are removed. Ideally, aerate
the lawn in the early Spring or Fall for cool
season grasses and late Spring for the warm
season grasses.
Aerating tools
There are two main aerating tools 1.Spike
aerators 2.Plug aerators
In a spike aerator, you simply poke holes in the
ground with a solid fork or tine. While the plug
aerator removes a core or plug of grass and soil
from the lawn. Poking holes is less effective and
can cause additional compaction in the areas
around the holes. For the best results, use an
aerating tool that removes plugs of soil. Use an
aerating tool that removes soil plugs
approximately 2 to 3 inches deep and 0.5 to 0.75
inches in diameter with distance about 2 to 3
inches apart. These tools can be rented from a
lawn care company together with the instructions
to aerate the lawn properly. Aeration is a
beneficial practice toward achieving a beautiful
lawn. Its best to make it an integral part of
your lawn care regime. Its one of the most
important landscape maintenance services to be
performed for a healthy, green and disease free
Contact Us today to schedule an appointment.
Author Bio Tender Care Lawn is a dedicated lawn
care company started by Donald Lapoint and family
in 2004 in southwest Louisiana. Our goal is to
provide affordable, dependable, quality landscape
maintenance services. We believe in complete
customer satisfaction. Our services include grass
cutting, fertilization, weed control, shrub and
hedge trimming in the Sulphur, Lake Charles, Moss
Bluff, Westlake, Carlyss and surrounding areas.