As this is one of the worst winters on record we have been hearing more of our customers than ever concerned about the possibility of snow mold all over there lawn this year. For this reason and for the overall health of your lawn we highly suggest having us aerate your lawn. Aside from sunshine, rain and fertilizer, regularly aerating your lawn every spring is a main ingredient to allow your lawn to look its greenest and healthiest. It is a team effort to make your lawn look its best!
What Is Aeration? How can aeration solve my snow mold problem?
- Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry.
- Your lawn will be able to absorb nutrients easier after aeration occurs, and it will be especially helpful in getting these nutrients all the way to the roots.
- By creating new air spaces in the lawn, the soil compaction is reduced, which will strengthen the root system.
- Thatch is the layer of material between the grass and the soil. If this layer becomes too thick, it will hurt your lawn. Aeration allows microorganisms to increase their movement, which decomposes the thatch layer.
- Aeration allows fertilizers and pesticides to infiltrate your lawn and reduces the runoff of such chemicals.
- Aerating will make your lawn stronger and more resistant to droughts, heat and wear and tear. The ground will become more cushioned under your feet because of the improved health of y