Like most homeowners, you probably aerate your lawn once or twice a year. But did you know there are benefits to aerating your property in the summer? Don’t worry! Nature’s Select Triangle has you covered. Our team of experts is here to explain why summer lawn aeration should be at the top of your to-do list.
1. Reduces Soil Compact
During the summer, heavy foot traffic and play can lead to soil compaction throughout your lawn. When the soil is compacted, water and nutrients can’t reach the roots, and the grass can turn brown, leaving many homeowners to assume their lawn is dead. But, by having us aerate your lawn, the grass can revive, and nutrients can spread out like they’re supposed to.
2. Regulates Thatch Buildup
Aerating helps regulate thatch buildup, which can be detrimental to the health of your lawn. Thatch is a layer of dead and living organic matter that accumulates on the soil’s surface. If thatch buildup is not regulated, it can create an unhealthy environment for the grassroots, leading to yellowing and thinning of the lawn. Aerating helps to reduce thatch buildup by making small holes in the soil that allow air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots.
3. Prevents Water from Puddling
Aeration helps to improve drainage and prevent water from puddling on your lawn. Aeration is particularly important if you live in an area with clay soil. Clay soil is dense and compacted, making it difficult for water to penetrate the ground. As a result, puddles can form on the surface of your lawn, leading to flooding and property damage. Furthermore, when the water drains properly, you reduce the risk of flooding and choking your grass.
We’ll Aerate Your Lawn Today
Some of the most beautiful lawns you see throughout Chapel Hill, NC, are most likely aerated to help circulate water, oxygen, and nutrients. Nature’s Select Triangle is one of the top providers of aeration in the area. But we also provide residents with tree and shrub care and lawn disease control. For a free estimate, call us at (919) 240-4239.