Have you ever had your lawn aerated? Most people are familiar with aeration, but many of them don’t understand the need and therefore have not chosen to aerate their own lawns. Aeration is a process that involves perforating your lawn with small holes. But why would you want hundreds of little holes all over your yard? These holes lessen the soil compaction. When your soil is too compact it prevents essential elements from circulating through the soil. After aerating, the air, water, and nutrients your soil needs can circulate easily allowing your grass’s roots to grow deeply and become strong and vibrant.
The best time to aerate your lawn typically depends on the type of grass you have. If you have warm-season grass, like Bermuda Grass, then you’ll want to aerate in the spring. If you have cool season grass like Kentucky Bluegrass, then fall is a good time for aeration.
How do you know if your lawn needs aeration? Here are a few indicators:
- Your yard dries out easily, which may mean you have excessive thatch.
- Your yard gets traveled on a lot by pets and or children, causing compaction.
- Your yard was recently laid next to your newly constructed home. Construction traffic has likely made your soil very compact
- Your yard has not been aerated for more than two years.
If you need lawn aeration or any other landscaping and lawn maintenance needs, come to us Triangle Custom Landscaping. We are well experienced, professional, and will provide you with individual attention to make sure all your needs are mets, and your questions are answered. Contact us today.