After a long hot summer, many homeowners are wondering what they can do for their lawn to help it recover from summertime stressors. As the cooler temperatures of fall arrive and rainfall is more abundant in Dallas Fort Worth, Core Aeration is one of the best things you can do to help your lawn through the recovery process.
Many of the most respected organizations in the realm of lawn care all share the opinion that lawn aeration is an important and necessary part of regular lawn maintenance.
WHAT IS CORE AERATION?
Core aeration is the mechanical process of pulling plugs of soil, about the size of your thumb, and redistributing them back across the lawn. This is most effectively accomplished with an aeration machine, which resembles a lawn mower in size and shape and is designed to perform this process in a uniform manner across your lawn.
WHY SHOULD I AERATE MY LAWN?
There are numerous benefits to lawn aeration:
WHEN SHOULD I AERATE MY LAWN?
While most homeowners are aware of the benefits of aerating their lawn in the Spring, they may not realize the benefits of aerating in the Fall. Lawn aeration in the Fall time will help alleviate the soil compaction caused throughout the spring and summer months.
Soil compaction is a common problem after a hot, dry summer as a result of increased foot traffic, repeated mowing of your lawn, and sparse rainfall. Creating space in the soil will allow the root system of your lawn to better absorb air, water, and nutrients as it recovers from Summer stressors and prepares for dormancy in the Winter. This will help your lawn come out of dormancy stronger and healthier in the Springtime.
If you have any questions about aerating your lawn, call our trained lawn care specialists today! Or get more information on our lawn aeration services and how you can get a healthier lawn in just a few visits.