Aerating your lawn is one of the things you need to do to have a healthy, growing lawn. Aeration is needed due to thatch build up and soil compaction, two problems that can be caused by a number of things, including heavy use of your yard. When soil compacts, your grass cannot breathe or find much needed nutrients due to the compaction “suffocating” your lawn’s roots.
Lawn aerating helps your lawn breathe; thus the name aeration. There are two ways you can aerate your lawn – spike aeration or core aeration. Spike aeration is done with a roller that has spikes in it, while core aeration, also known as plug aeration, is done with holes “cored” out of the soil. Core aerators, generally speaking, do a more thorough aeration job than spike aeration.
Aside from better air intake, some other benefits of aeration include:
-Improving the effectiveness of lawn fertilization
-Increasing the ability for the lawn to absorb heat.
In all, your lawn will be healthier after lawn aeration. We here at Texas lawn aeration services offer efficient and effective lawn aeration services to help your lawn grow.
Our aeration experts recommend aeration when the soil is moist – water your lawn a day or two before starting the aeration process. Having a lawn too dry or wet will cause issues. In addition, core aeration and over seeding may go hand in hand – many people seed the lawn at the time they aerate. You can put seeds in the holes yourself with the use of core aerators. Many people who attempt to do this themselves rent a core aerator for a few hours. With such a machine, you can aerate the lawn with holes that are three to four inches deep, depending upon the size and type of the aerator. The machine will make sure that the holes are spaced properly apart from each other. However, it is heavy, and can be unwieldy as well as difficult to use.
Due to the cost of renting the equipment and the difficulty of using this equipment, we suggest calling New Braunfels lawn aeration services to schedule an appointment to aerate your lawn for you. Remember, you could be spending valuable time playing golf, fishing, or out with family and friends rather than having the hassle of going to the rental store and bringing a heavy piece of equipment home. A core aeration specialist can utilize our lawn aerators to properly aerate the entire yard and make sure your lawn can breathe again. Call us today to discuss our aeration services and how they can help.