Lawn aeration for a better soil and a better healthier lawn
The soil underneath your lawn is the base for everything that grows on top. Having a healthy topsoil is critical to the success of your lawn. Now we're not talking about digging up your entire lawn and replacing the top soil with fresh. What we are saying is that we can do things this year without going to that extreme.
Over the years your soil may become compacted and covered with a thick l a yer of thatch. This thick thatch layer blocks a lot of water, air and nutrients from reaching the root zone. It creates an environment in your soil that prevents roots from growing deep into the soil and instead, they remain near the surface which makes them vulnerable to drought stress.
Aerating a lawn is actually very basic: we use a piece of specialized equipment that punches 1000s of finger sized holes in the lawn. This process accomplishes several important tasks. First, it obviously opens up the soil and in so doing it slices through the turfgrass' roots. This action actually stimulates the lawn's root system to send out more roots. The hole also allows us to add perhaps a topdressing and / or reseeding. Each lawn is different and we advise you what would be best to improve your lawn and your topsoil's health.
Aeration treatment is one step that helps improve your topsoil
Aerating your lawn is a great way to reduce thatch, loosen compacted soils and make it easier for water and nutrients to reach the roots of your turfgrass.
Even with the best care available, lawns can thin out and lose color due to excessive thatch buildup, hard or compacted soils, or periods of high temperature, high humidity, or drought. Aerifying and overseeding is recognized by turf experts such as golf course superintendents as the best treatment to control thatch, reduce compaction, fill-in bare spots and revitalize growth.
Aeration and over-seeding—
the two step process guaranteed to improve your lawn
An aeration treatment removes small cores of soil and thatch to allow air, moisture and fertilizer to penetrate down to the root zone. The cores brought to the surface contain micro-organisms, which help the breakdown of the woody thatch tissue. This allows the roots of existing grass plants to spread out and grow deeper, creating a healthier, thicker lawn.
Overseeding will fill-in bare or thin spots and help build a thicker lawn faster. The new seed quickly takes root in the freshly aerated lawn and provides new life to your already established grass. As your lawn gets thicker and healthier, your new grass plants help reduce the chance of new weeds sprouting.
Nutri-Green Lawn Care is a voluntary member of the Virginia Dept. of Conservation and Recreation and adheres to the guidelines Nutrient Management Program.