If your lawn doesn’t seem to be growing as fast or as green as it should be, even though you’re fertilizing it like you should be, it might be because water and nutrients are not able to flow through the soil. If your lawn’s ability to grow is due to compaction, it may be time to consider aeration.
What is aeration?
Lawn aeration removes plugs of soil from your lawn and allows air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots. After your lawn is aerated, you can also try overseeding. This is usually done immediately after aeration and results in new grass being planted in the holes. A professional lawn service can help you with the aeration process so you know that it’s done correctly and efficiently.
When should I aerate my lawn?
You need to aerate your lawn when the grass is in its peak growing period – usually early fall. If your lawn is growing well, aerating the lawn can happen every 2-3 years.
What are some benefits of aeration?
Aeration is an amazing tool that helps reduce compaction and bring air to your lawn. It is a simple, yet effective way to give your grass the air it needs to grow and stay healthy throughout the fall and winter. Aeration also provides other amazing benefits such as moisture penetration, decomposition, and fertilization efficiency.
To maximize the benefits of fall lawn aeration and over-seeding, both services should be done at once. By prioritizing aeration and over-seeding in the fall, you’re giving your grass its best chance of remaining thick and healthy throughout the winter. If you’re interested in any lawn care services for your home or business, contact the experts at Quick Cuts Lawn Service today for a free quote. We are a full-service lawn care and landscape company and would love to make your East Tennessee property look great this fall!