Lawn aeration is a key component in keeping your grass healthy. Compacted soil can prevent your lawn from establishing a root system that delivers water and fertilizer to your grass. As part of the complete landscape maintenance services we offer to customers in Catonsville, Arbutus, Ellicott City, and Baltimore, Maryland, Groundshog Lawn and Landscape performs lawn aeration whenever necessary.
When Do You Need Lawn Aeration
Nearly every lawn can benefit from aeration. As soil becomes compacted through heavy use, heavy rain and snow, and other natural processes. Compacted soil prevents your lawn from growing a deep, healthy root system, depriving the grass plants of nutrients and water. You may notice your grass becoming thin or growing slower than usually. Sometime the top level of soil in your yard may be higher in clay content, and therefore harder to grow grass in, due to fertile topsoil being removed during the excavation of your home’s basement or foundation.
Lawn aeration removes small cores of soil throughout your lawn and spreads the deeper, more fertile soil across the surface of your turf. This accomplishes two things: it creates looser soil with more air pockets that allows for easier root growth, and it redistributes the deeper, nutrient rich soil to the top layers. The result is a deeper, healthier lawn root system that will save you money on watering and fertilizing and give you a healthier, fuller turf.
Benefits of Lawn Aeration
Lawn aeration will reduce the maintenance needs of your turf and give you a thick, healthy lawn. The benefits of lawn aeration include:
- Increased fertilizer absorption through thicker, deeper root system and looser, less compacted soil
- Reduced water runoff, flooding and puddling by allowing water to penetrate deeper into the soil
- Stronger grass roots for hardier turf
- Lower water and fertilizer costs due to improved root and soil uptake
- Improved heat and drought tolerance by distributing water deeper into the soil layers and improving the hardiness of your lawn and its roots
- Decreased thatch levels and recycle thatch nutrients back into the soil
- Reduced soil compaction
- Improved turf cushioning and resiliency
Lawn Aeration is Part of Our Environmentally Conscious Landscape Maintenance Practices
Allowing your lawn to make better use of water and fertilizer is not only more efficient, it prevents fertilizer and groundwater from running off and into surrounding waterways. In addition to lawn aeration, we practice other environmentally conscious practices such as recycling 100% of all yard waste, integrated pest management program, and low-maintenance native plantings.