Why Should You Consider Aerating Your Lawn?
Promote Healthier, Lusher and Greener Lawn
Aeration is the process that involves removing plugs of soil (about the size of a wine cork) to break up soil compaction, allowing oxygen, fertilizers, nutrients, and water to easily reach the root zone. Aeration is crucial to stimulating root growth and promoting a healthier, lusher and greener lawn.
This mechanical process is an important annual service for warm-season turf type grasses such as Bermuda, Zoysia and St. Augustine grass. Athletic fields and golf courses may aerate several times per year, but for most residential yards, aerating once per year is enough.
Benefits of Lawn Aeration
- De-compacts the soil
- Creates stronger turfgrass roots
- Improves fertilizer uptake and use
- Prepares grass for spring or winter
- Diminishes water runoff and puddling
- Allows fertilizers and water to better penetrate the soil
- Enhances thatch breakdown which reduces thatch build-ups
In sum, lawn aeration encourages your grass growing at its best, while the soil beneath it stays fresh and healthy.
When is the Best Time to Aerate Your Lawn?
The timing of your lawn aeration treatment depends on the grass species you have. Warm weather grasses like bahiagrass, bermudagrass, centipedegrass, and zoysiagrass should be aerated when the weather is warm, between late spring and summer. Cool weather grasses such as fine fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and ryegrass should be done when the weather begins to cool, during late summer and through the fall.
Schedule an Aeration Treatment
For residential purposes, annual aeration is a great method to maintain a beautiful, healthy and green lawn all year round. Contact Secure Lawn experts in Tenessee to learn about lawn aeration for athletic fields and golf courses. Or call us at 615-893-8455 to get a free estimate.