Regardless of how much time and energy you pour into your lawn, you could unknowingly be limiting its potential by neglecting one essential task: lawn aeration.

Without aeration a yard can’t reach its full potential. In fact, this simple lawn care service is the foundation to a healthy, beautiful lawn. Contact Greenworks Lawn Care at (317) 663-0222 to make an appointment today.

What is Aeration?

Aeration is the process of removing small plugs of soil so that water, nutrients, and oxygen can reach the grass’s roots. Our top-of-the-line aerator removes these narrow plugs every few inches.

Aerating the ground is the only solution to compacted soil and lawn thatch — two of the most common reasons for unhealthy grass. Lawn thatch is a layer of dead organic material that accumulates between the living grass and the soil. Soil compaction and lawn thatch both inhibit grass growth by severely limiting oxygen circulation.

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Aeration Benefits

Aerating a lawn provides numerous benefits, including the following:

  • Nourished soil: In order to flourish, grass needs loose soil that allows water, nutrients, and oxygen to circulate to its roots. Aeration breaks up the compact soil, making room for these essential nutrients.
  • Better drainage: Compacted soil and thatch hinder water absorption. However, loose soil enables water to reach the root system. Aerated lawns require much less water than ones that haven’t been aerated.
  • Deeper roots: When grass receives the right amount of water, nutrients, and oxygen, it grows deep roots. Deep roots help the grass survive extreme conditions such as cold winters or summer droughts.
  • Less thatch: Aeration is the only process that can break up thatch accumulation.

As you can see, aerating is an essential step to a healthy, flourishing, and resilient lawn. In fact an aerated yard is even more receptive to other lawn renovation projects. Take fertilizing for example. If you fertilize a yard that hasn’t been aerated, compacted soil and thatch could prevent the nutrients from reaching the grass roots. However, an aerated lawn gives the fertilizer a direct path to the roots.

When to Aerate

At Greenworks we highly recommend aerating every fall — especially if you live in Indiana. Many areas surrounding Indianapolis, such as Brownsburg, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, have soil with high clay concentrations. Since clay compacts easily, it’s naturally harder for water and nutrients to penetrate the soil. Aeration solves this problem.

Why settle for a mediocre lawn when you could have one that thrives? To schedule an aeration appointment, contact us at (317) 663-0222. In addition to lawn care, we also offer snow and ice removal services. We look forward to bringing out the best in your yard.