Aeration is Key to a Healthy Lawn

Aeration allows for air to penetrate your grass roots that have been embedded and suffocated in soil. In addition, aeration also helps loosen soil to allow better circulation of oxygen, nutrients and water. This results in improved plant strength, disease prevention, reduced watering costs, and a healthier and thicker lawn. With all of the proven benefits of lawn aeration, we recommend aeration as a standard procedure to all of our customers.

Let Your Lawn Breath!

A lush, green lawn is a big part of your Wayland home’s curb appeal, that first impression that people get about your home and its occupants. Your lawn is also the anchor of your landscaping scheme. When it looks great, so does the rest of your landscaping. In addition to mowing and fertilization, aeration is essential to getting and keeping your lawn looking it’s best.

What is Aeration?

Compacted soil prevents your lawn’s roots from expanding and interferes with water and nutrient uptake. Using special tools to remove plugs of thatch and compacted soil from your lawn, aeration loosens the soil and provides a path for air, water, and nutrients to work their way into the soil and your lawn’s root system. What are the benefits of lawn aeration?

Aeration gives your lawn’s roots room to expand. This creates the perfect environment for the grass to send up new shoots, giving you a thick, lush lawn.

What are the benefits of lawn aeration?

After your lawn is aerated, the compacted soil collapses into the newly formed holes, loosening the soil. Now, water and fertilizer are able to stay on your lawn where they are needed, instead of washing away. In fact, properly aerated lawns require less water and fertilizers and are greener and healthier than non-aerated lawns that get more of those nutrients.

How often should I aerate my lawn?

Most lawns need to be aerated once a year. Choose a day when the soil is not too moist or too dry. If your soil has a high clay composition, you will probably need to aerate it twice a year. Sandy soil might only need to be aerated every other year. If you are unsure about your soil type, you can ask our local and knowledgeable landscapers about how often you should aerate.

Something to Think About

Aeration is important in achieving the lush, green lawn you’ve always wanted. The benefits aeration provides for your lawn are well worth the effort of doing it. If you’re ready to let somebody tackle the job, your favorite Wayland landscapers are here to help.