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What is Lawn Aeration and Why Is It Important?

Why Should I Aerate the Grass?

First and foremost, a healthier root system means healthier grass. It may not seem that your lawn is compacted, but it happens easier than you may think. Vehicles or small equipment driven on your grass are obvious culprits, but even outdoor entertaining or yard play by kids and pets can leave your lawn compacted. If your grass often looks stressed, your soil is hard to the touch or rainwater puddles up where it used to be absorbed, you may have compaction problems. Confirm your suspicions with a simple screwdriver test. Take a regular screwdriver and stick it into your lawn’s soil. It should slide in fairly easily. If you meet resistance, your soil is compacted, and core aeration can help.

Late summer and early fall are the perfect time to schedule your annual Core Aeration, Over Seeding and Fertilization treatments so the air, water, seed and nutrients can really penetrate deeply to softening the soil and promoting root growth. Aeration and fall seeding are necessary to repair the wear and tear that summer damage has inflicted on your lawn. Now is the best time to rejuvenate your grass for a lawn you can be proud of and enjoy next spring!

Benefits of Core Aeration for Turf Improvement

Aeration is the process of making small holes throughout your lawn by pulling out small soil plugs with a special machine called a core aerator. By doing this, more oxygen, water, and nutrients are allowed to penetrate deep into the soil and down to the root zone. That’s important because it creates a more favorable environment for the root system to grow and healthy, strong roots which will enhance your turf. Core aeration also provides:

  • Improved air circulation from atmosphere to the soil
  • Better seed-to-soil contact for improved germination
  • Reduced water pooling, runoff, and mushroom growth
  • Better fertilizer uptake and utilization
  • Better water absorption to roots
  • Improved cushioning and resilience to weight

GREENSKEEPER Professional Lawn Care Services

GREENSKEEPER is committed to providing you with the finest lawn care to help you achieve your green grass goals! Like all of our lawn care services, our  core aeration, over seeding and fertilization services are affordable, effective and tailored to your specific needs. We offer lawn aeration either as a stand-alone service or as part of a lawn care program. We truly do believe that aeration and re-seeding are two of the most important things you can do for your lawn’s health and we always recommend them as part of a successful lawn care program. By adding these treatments to your annual tasks, you help ensure your lawn can reach its full potential for thickness, health and beauty.

Schedule Your Lawn Aeration & Seeding Services Today!

If you’d like us to help restore life to your thinned-out lawn, we’re up for that challenge!  GREENSKEEPER will customize the approach that’s right for you and your lawn in order to ensure you’re getting the best possible results. We know that lawn aeration can make a tremendous difference in the overall health of your lawn. Because we care about you having the best results possible, we suggest you consider adding aeration to your lawn care regimen. Click to contact us and find out more about having GREENSKEEPER Professional Lawn Care Services restore your Bucks or Montgomery County lawn with core aeration, over seeding and fertilization or feel free to give us a call at 215-938-8440.