Aeration of your lawn
Aeration is one of the most impactful yet underrated lawn care services available to homeowners. In fact, many people do not even know what aeration means. The Westminster Lawn Care team can introduce you to aeration and the many beneficial effects that this service can have on your lawn. Most important, the lawn experts at Westminster Lawn Care know exactly how and when your yard should be aerated and they have the specific tools to make sure the process is completed properly.
Westminster Lawn Care has been helping homeowners improve their lawns through expert aeration since the 1990s. Aeration is a process designed to improve overall lawn condition by reducing the density of underlying soil that is overly compact. During aeration, our technicians use a special tool (usually either a spike aerator or a plug aerator) to create a series of small holes in the soil. These holes allow vital water, nutrients and air to reach the deep roots of the grass. The end result is a stronger, more robust lawn.
The professionals with Lawn Care have the expertise to evaluate your yard and determine whether your lawn will benefit from aeration. In general, lawns that benefit from aeration are typically those that endure heavy or sustained traffic, such as lawns on a playground or those on properties frequented by many children or animals. Other types of lawns that usually benefit from aeration include lawns that tend to dry out easily and those that were created in conjunction with new home developments.
Once we have determined that your lawn is a candidate for aeration, our team will work with you to choose the best time to aerate your lawn. The growing season is an ideal time for aeration, as the grass is able to recover more quickly. It is also helpful to schedule aeration after a light rain or during a time when the soil is sufficiently moist. Attempting to aerate dry soil can be very discouraging, as ideal results will not be produced.
After successfully aerating your lawn, the Lawn Care team will provide valuable guidance on maintaining the benefits of aeration. They will review the importance of proper lawn care, including regular mowing and fertilization. Through proper aftercare, our team can help you enjoy the beautiful effects of aeration weeks and months after our visit to your home. Call us today to see if your lawn would benefit from aeration!