Lawn aeration is a terrific way to help improve the health of your lawn. “Aeration” means just what it sounds like – it is a way of allowing air to circulate. With lawn aeration, not only air but also water and nutrients can be dispersed through the soil more easily. As lawn care experts, Hey Mow! can quickly and safely aerate your lawn, so you don’t have to fuss with it.
What is Lawn Aeration?
In lawn aeration, holes are put into the yard to allow air and moisture in. This can be done two ways. One is to use spikes that poke holes in the ground, however, this method can compact the soil even more depending on the type of soil. The method we prefer to use, however, involves removing small “cores” of grass and soil in a grid-like pattern. These look like round plugs when taken out. Aerating your lawn does not hurt its appearance or make it look “holey.”
How Aeration Benefits Your Lawn
Despite the long, fancy-sounding word, aeration isn’t just for big commercial lawns. It is a great way to improve residential lawns without the use of chemicals. Here are just some of the benefits:
- Your lawn will be better “fed” with more air and water circulation, your grass will be able to consume more nutrients and become healthier and heartier.
- Your lawn will need less water with aeration, the need for watering can be lowered by almost 50%. This can be critical in dry areas or when your home is in drought conditions.
- As your lawn and soil becomes dense and compacted, it becomes difficult for grass to develop a strong root system. It is also harder for the grass to receive nutrients when soil is compacted. Aeration breaks up hard, compact soil and frees your grass to grow.
We Are Lawn Aeration Experts
Getting proper core aeration frequency for your soil is critical to having a healthy, happy lawn. At Hey Mow! we are experts in lawn aeration. By assessing the condition of your lawn and its soil, we can determine the best type and frequency of aeration for your grass. Then, our lawn care specialists can perform a high-quality aeration, leaving your lawn in great shape and ready to accept more nutrients! Contact us today for a lawn care consultation, relax, and let us worry about your lawn for you.