Lawn maintenance can seem like a never-ending task, with mowing, weeding, and watering taking up so much of our time. But one crucial aspect of lawn care is often overlooked: soil aeration. By allowing Nature’s Select Sandhills to properly aerate your lawn, we can breathe new life into your soil. This not only promotes healthy growth for your grass but it also helps keep your soil healthy.
Soil Aeration Explained
Essentially, aeration is the process of creating small holes in your lawn’s soil. Doing so allows oxygen, water, and nutrients to reach the grassroots. Over time, the soil in your lawn can become compacted from foot traffic, mowing, and other activities. Unfortunately, compaction makes it harder for air and water to penetrate and reach the roots. Therefore, soil aeration helps to loosen up the soil and create space for these essential elements to reach the roots of your lawn.
How Aeration Works
A few different methods are available, and it largely depends on the size of your lawn. One popular method is to use a lawn aerator machine, which removes small plugs of soil from the ground and leaves them on the surface to break down over time. Another option is to use a manual aerator tool, which utilizes a tool and a little bit of human strength to put holes in your lawn manually.
Know the Best Time To Aerate
The best time to aerate your lawn can depend on your grass type. Generally, it’s best to aerate in the spring or fall when the weather is mild, and your grass is in its active growth phase. Thankfully, your trusted lawn care team at Nature’s Select Sandhills has a program designed to maximize lawn growth by taking advantage of the right seasons.
How You’ll Benefit
There are several reasons why you should consider aerating your lawn. First and foremost, it promotes healthy root growth by allowing air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots more easily. This can lead to stronger, more resilient grass that can survive drought, pests, and disease. Aeration also helps to break up thatch (the layer of dead grass and other debris on the surface of your lawn), which can build up over time and prevent water and nutrients from reaching your grass.
Get Your Fall Lawn Aeration Done Today
Are you ready to get your lawn aerated this fall? Then call your trusted experts at Nature’s Select Sandhills in Aberdeen, NC. Our team is ready to assist you with all your lawn care needs, as well as your shrub and tree care. So, get a free estimate on any of our services today when you call (910) 757-0359.