Aeration

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Lawn Aeration

Lawn aeration is a very beneficial process to the overall health of your grass. Over the years your soil becomes compact from foot traffic, mowing the same spot, and other activities. Soil can be further compacted by having too much thatch. Thatch is a layer of organic matter made up of lawn clippings and other debris that builds up between the grass and soil, preventing water from reaching the ground.

When your soil is compact, it stresses out your grass and can even kill it because not enough water, air, and nutrients are getting down to the roots.

The most efficient way to get rid of thatch and reduce soil compaction is to aerate. When your lawn is aerated, tiny plugs are pulled from your lawn with a special machine. This allows for the roots to breathe, drink, and thrive.

Pooling Water

When soil is compact, it can act like cement and prevent water from absorbing into the ground.

Squishy Grass

If your grass feels soft and spongy underfoot, it could be because you have too much thatch.

Hard Soil

Test the hardness of your soil with a screwdriver. If you can’t push it all the way to the hilt with ease, then your yard needs to be aerated.

What are the benefits of aeration?

Core aeration is the most beneficial thing you can do to your yard. It can cure and prevent a multitude of lawn problems like the following:

  • Improved air exchange
  • Enhanced water uptake
  • Improved fertilizer uptake
  • Reduced water runoff
  • Reduced pooling
  • Stronger roots
  • Reduced soil compaction
  • Breaks up thatch
  • Prevent and cure lawn diseases

Overseeding

At Showcase Lawn Care, we also provide overseeding services to further enhance the health and appearance of your grass. Aeration is often paired with overseeding because your yard is perfect for accepting new seeds. This is the time to boost the immune system of your lawn by adding other varieties of grass that are more resistant to common diseases, pests, and drought.

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If your yard is looking weak or thin in areas, give us a call at Showcase Lawn Care. Our aeration and overseeding services will rejuvenate your lawn and have it looking better than ever.

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