Give your lawn a breather.

Did you know your lawn needs to breathe? Over the course of the year, your lawn may become compacted which can, in essence, smother your turf and inhibit its growth and health.   Aerating in the fall can be a vital step in correcting this problem. The aeration process includes removing small plugs of soil to allow air, water and nutrients to reach the roots helping them grow deeper and stronger. The perforations in the soil create a beneficial environment for fertilization.   After you’ve aerated and the plugs of soil have dried out, mowing the grass at a slightly lower level than usual will break up and distribute the soil.   The loosened dirt creates a good place for seeds to take root. How can you tell if your lawn needs to be aerated?   Well, if it gets a lot of traffic from pets or children, dries out easily or has a layer of thatch, aeration can be a lifesaver for your grass. Not sure if your lawn would benefit from aeration?  Give us a call and we’ll be happy to come by and take a look.  Our estimates are free.