4 Benefits of Lawn Aeration

Brockman Tree & Lawn Care is a leading company in the lawn care and landscape maintenance space. We offer various services, including lawn aeration, which you can perform at any point throughout the growing season.

The level of soil compaction determines the frequency with which your grass requires aeration. Spring and fall are the two most common periods to aerate. Aeration in the spring boosts grass plants’ growth and promotes faster greening; aeration in the autumn helps improve subsurface root systems while providing an excellent bed for overseeding.

Benefits of Lawn Aeration

As your landscape professional, we can determine if your lawn needs aeration and recommend the best time to do it. Here are some reasons why you should aerate your lawns.

Helps Reduce Compaction

Your lawns’ soil gets compacted throughout the year due to foot traffic and time. Additionally, it will bake under the intense summer heat, hardening into bricks if you have clay soil. When the earth becomes compacted in this manner, the grassroots in our lawn cannot penetrate deeper into the soil. This effect decreases the lawn’s ability to withstand drought and stress.

Controls Thatch

Thatch is a covering of decomposing roots and stems that forms a barrier on top of the ground, protecting the grass plant’s crown. A thatch layer roughly 3/4th of an inch thick is good since it covers the top of the grass from crushing and prevents it from being too hot, wet, moist, or dry. However, a thick layer of thatch provides the ideal hiding spot for illnesses and insects that may harm your grass. Aerating will dislodge the barrier, preventing this from occurring.

Enhances Fertilization

Aerating the soil is accomplished by punching perforations into it. Along with letting air enter, it also generates pockets for the fertilizers to enter. The more effectively fertilizer is absorbed into the soil, the greater its effectiveness.

Natural Compost For Your Soil

Mother nature takes over when the aerator extracts soil chunks from the ground by converting the soil and thatch to natural compost. This compost will replenish the soil with beneficial bacteria.

As you can see, there are numerous benefits to soil aeration. However, you need skilled lawn care professionals to handle the job. If you are looking for the best lawn and landscape maintenance services, call us. For more details about our solutions, please call Brockman Tree & Lawn Care at (585) 608-0623 or write to us through this Online Form, and we will call you back shortly. We offer timely and expert lawn aeration services to commercial and residential clients.