Homeowners that see that their yard is looking somewhat tired, with uncovered spots and grass that basically doesn’t look as solid as it ought to, should think about the following.
Does the yard get a considerable measure of movement? For instance, is it frequently utilised as a playing field?
Is the soil weighty and clayey?
If you endeavor to stick a pencil into the soil, is this task not possible?
In the event that the response to these inquiries is “Yes,” at that point the soil is probably compacted, and the grass should be aerated.
Aeration is a treatment that hauls soil out of the yard and permits rain, nutrients and oxygen to all the more effortlessly infiltrate it.
Aerating, as the name suggests, allows air direct access to the plant. Air exchange can take place more readily, and it can help your grass be more healthy.
Aeration can be carried out with an assortment of apparatus, including aerators that are fueled, pushed by the user, hand-held, and even aerators that are worn on the feet and have sharp edges at the base much like mountain climber’s crampons.
Lawn care specialists will normally use power aerators. Standard lawn aeration ordinarily utilizes a technique called ‘spiking’. This is possible with either a moving spike, drum or a pitchfork. The purpose behind this is to push openings through the soil using the spikes from the drum/ pitchfork.
This is expected to make a channel by which water, oxygen, and supplements can get to the soil. However using this method no soil is actually being removed. This method only moves the compact soil and compacts it further, creating more blockages and almost defeats the purpose of aerating in the first place.
Spiking can sometimes do more damage to your lawn than good. If your budget permits, it is best to call a professional lawn aerator.
Deep core lawn aeration boasts a different method which works to increase the health of your lawn. We use deep coring equipment which cuts ‘cores’ out of the compacted soil and thatch. The deep coring removes the plugs giving your lawn more air to breathe and a chance to be nourished.
By removing the plugs of soil and thatch, compaction is reduced and a channel is created which allows oxygen, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil. This is mandatory for your lawn to remain healthy and looking beautiful.
The following are three different ways a yard benefits by lawn aeration:
- Soil that is properly aerated absorbs more supplements as well as counteracts synthetic compounds like pesticides from running off the yard into sewer frameworks, where they can enter the drinking water. It can reduce your dependency on fertilizers because it can help promote organic matter in your soil.
- A homeowner whose grass has compacted soil will need to reseed it. Aeration makes it simpler for the grass seed to sprout. It is easier to seed your lawn if you have holes for the seeds to fall into, and you have plugs on the surface to help them germinate.
- The loosened soil enables the roots of the grass to extend, which enables it to absorb more nutrients. It encourages thicker turf. As roots grow, your grass will grow quicker and thicker, creating a thicker turf and greener grasses.
Specialists suggest aeration through a yard on its best seasons so it can recuperate from the damage it would have taken in non favourable seasons. Warm season grasses like centipede grass and Bermuda grass should be aerated in the spring, while cool-season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue should be aerated in early autumn.