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Aeration:Why, How & When to Aerate Your Lawn

Posted on 9/17/2014 by in Aeration Fall Aerate
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Company’s lawn care and landscaping budgets are generally

Company’s lawn care and landscaping budgets are generally a large part of their annual budget. To help you get the most out of your grounds keeping dollar you should have your lawn contractor perform a core aeration yearly and now is the time. It is important to ensure that nutrients can reach the soil beneath your grass. Aeration is an extremely vital element to a healthy lawn because it allows air and water to penetrate built-up grass or lawn thatch.

What is Aeration?

Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeper and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils prevent proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excessive lawn thatch can also starve the roots of needed nutrients.

When is the Best Time to Aerate Your Lawn?

The best time for our region is early fall. The grass is generally out of its hot summer dormant phase and is actively growing. This lets the grass fill in any open areas after the soil plugs are removed.

What Are the Benefits of Core Aeration?

• Stronger Turf Grass
• Reduced Soil Compaction
• Reduced Water Runoff and Fewer Puddles 
• Enhanced Heat and Drought Stress Tolerance
• Improved Resiliency and Cushioning
All equals fewer problems down the road and a property that welcomes your clients.

Call Groundskeeper Landscape Group now for your free commercial lawn and grounds maintenance evaluation needs. Our staff of profession, well trained technicians are ready to give your commercial property the appearance you want. Call Myron at 937-228-8673 today.