Fall is right around the corner here in Indiana, so it’s time to schedule your aeration services with Greenworks Lawn Care. Aeration is the practice of punching small plugs or cores into the lawn in order to create openings in the turf to allow water and air to penetrate the soil. Aeration is a very important task, because without it, all the work you put into lawn care during the rest of the year won’t reach its full potential. Read on to learn why aeration is the foundation of a healthy, beautiful lawn.
Benefits of Aeration
There are many benefits to aerating your lawn- the first of which is nourished soil. In order to flourish, your grass needs loose soil that allows water, nutrients, and oxygen to circulate to its roots. Aeration breaks up any compacted soil, and makes room for essential nutrients. Additionally, aeration provides your lawn with better drainage so that the water can reach all the way to the root system, and grow deeper, more stable roots. Finally, aeration is the only process that will break up thatch accumulation in your lawn, leaving you with a much more attractive yard.
When to Aerate
The best time to aerate your lawn is in the fall when the temperatures have cooled off, and the grass is still actively growing, This usually takes place in late August or September. Because weed seeds tend to germinate in the spring, aerating actually encourages their growth. Therefore, it’s best to wait for the time when the weed pressure has lessened.
Improve Next Year’s Lawn
As tempting as it is to worry about next year’s lawn next year, aeration is a great way to ensure your lawn comes back healthy after winter. Your lawn will be able to defend against weeds, and if it had any trouble with fungus, insects, or animals this year, aeration will help!
Why settle for a mediocre lawn when you could have one that thrives? To schedule an aeration appointment, contact Greenworks Lawn Care at (317) 663-0222. We look forward to bringing out the best in your yard.