Landworks provides many lawn care services, including aeration of your lawn. Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots and allow the lawn to breathe. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn.
The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil.
Lawn care services like aeration are necessary for your lawn if:
- It gets heavy use, like children and pets playing on it, which makes the soil compact, and doesn’t allow your lawn to breathe.
- If your lawn dries out easily and has a spongy feel. This may mean your lawn has an excessive thatch problem. Thatch is a loose, intermingled organic layer of dead and living shoots, stems, and roots that develops between the zone of green vegetation and the soil surface.
- If your lawn was established by sod, and soil layering exists. Soil layering means that soil of finer texture, is layered over the coarser soil. Aerating breaks up the layering, allowing water to flow through the soil more easily and reach the roots.
How do you know if you need lawn care services because your lawn is compacted? If your grass often looks stressed and your soil is hard to the touch or rainwater puddles up where it used to be absorbed, you may have compaction problems. Confirm your suspicions with a simple “screwdriver test.” Take a regular screwdriver and stick it into your lawn’s soil by hand. It should slide in easily. If you meet resistance, your soil is compacted, and aeration can help.
As with most larger lawn projects, such as planting grass seed, it’s best to aerate during or right before the time your grasses reach their peak time for natural growth. Aeration is good for lawns, but it can stress grass if timed improperly. Landworks’ employees have mastered skills and passed exams demonstrating competent practices in the landscaping industry and are committed to professional development by earning certifications and maintaining credentials through continuing education.
Landworks, an award-winning landscaping company, offers many different types of lawn care services from mulch installation, shrub trimming, flower installation, aeration and seeding, and much more. They also offer landscaping services like landscape design, installation and maintenance, outdoor lighting, Patio designs and installation, fire pit designs and installation, and more.
Once your lawn is aerated and ready to be green and lush, Landworks lawn care services offer lawn sprinkler services such as sprinkler system installation and design, sprinkler winterization, sprinkler renovations, and much more.
Let Landworks take care of all of your lawn care services, and sit back and enjoy your beautiful lawn, landscaping, and everything else Landworks can do for your home.