Aeration: Your Lawn’s BFF!

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Aeration: Your Lawn’s Best Friend!

A healthy lawn is within your reach, but if it’s starting to feel like an impossible goal you may need to change your approach. Aeration is an important step toward a healthy lawn, and it could be the missing link to the green grass of your dreams.  Lush Lawn’s process of aeration involves removing plugs of soil from your lawn, increasing airflow and improving drainage patterns.

There are many benefits to aerating your lawn. This practice stimulates growth, increases turf durability, reduces thatch, and encourages deeper root growth. Sometimes plug removal is all it takes to turn your lawn around, and this process can be as valuable as months’ worth of lawn treatments.

The ideal time to aerate your lawn is during the growing season. This way new grass can fill the open holes that appear during plug removal. If using cool season seed, early spring and fall are the ideal times of year for aeration. Warm season seed responds best to late spring aeration and over-seeding.

Aerating your lawn doesn’t have to be hard, but under the wrong conditions it can be. Hard soil especially presents a problem, so ideally you should begin the process following rainfall or irrigation. If the ground is too moist your project could turn messy and ineffective, so wait 24 hours after rainfall or watering before you start. Give us a call, we’d be glad to give you a free estimate!