Coming out of the winter months, you may notice that as your grass and lawn begin to fill back in with greens in the spring, patches of grass may appear. Not only can these areas of scarce grass look unappealing, but they can also be detrimental for other patches of grass around them. Like many other living things, grass needs space to breathe, and an aeration service to your lawn can help it to do just that.
So what is aeration? Lawn aeration is the process of puncturing the soil with small holes that aid vital elements, such as air and water, to enter the grassroots. This process helps the roots to grow deeply, which in turn produces a stronger and livelier lawn.
Here are five reasons why you should consider aerating your lawn this spring.
- April showers bring May flowers. Help your lawn reduce water runoff and puddling this spring. The lawn aeration allows your grass to thrive, increasing its ability to intake water, which ultimately leads to fewer puddles and water runoff issues throughout the year.
- Warmer months can bring intense heat. Lawn aeration helps your lawn enhance its heat and drought stress threshold. Through lawn aeration, your grass builds up its tolerance to the sun, allowing it to stay lush and hydrated, even in dryer stretches.
- Breathe happily… you and your grass! Lawn aeration helps improve the air exchange between the soil and the atmosphere. Your aerated grass not only removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere but also traps dirt and dust out of both the air. Less dust blowing around means easier breathing and cleaner homes, cars, windows, and outdoor furniture.
- Increase fertilizer uptake and use. Because the aeration process helps your grass grow deeper roots, your lawn, in turn, becomes more efficient in taking in fertilizer and utilizes the nutrients to continue its growth throughout the months to come.
- Keep your lawn looking beautiful all season long. With many benefits to lawn aeration, many homeowners love their lawn’s appearance the most. The whole process loops back to benefits that sequentially help the health and growth of your yard.
If you have other questions about lawn aeration or aren’t sure if your lawn needs it or not, give us a call at (717) 201-1032. We’re more than happy to answer your questions and provide insight into the process and pricing for lawn aeration services.