You may have heard from a friend or a lawn care professional that fall is the ideal time of year to aerate your lawn. However, you’re skeptical about whether aeration is really important. We at Greenworks Lawn Care want to give you just a few reasons why you may want to consider aeration.
1. Combat Indiana clay.
Much of the soil in Indiana is comprised of high levels of clay, which tends to compact easily. Compact soil does not lend itself to a healthy lawn, because oxygen cannot circulate properly and grass doesn’t grow properly. Aeration fights against compact soil by removing small plugs of soil throughout your lawn.
2. Remove lawn thatch.
Lawn thatch is the layer of dead grass and other organic materials that get stuck in between your grass and the soil. This thatch keeps important nutrients from getting to your grass’s roots. In order to get rid of lawn thatch, aeration is necessary.
3. Keep nutrients getting to your grass’s roots.
Aeration is the process of removing small plugs of soil from your lawn. This lawn care treatment not only allows your lawn to “breathe,” but also makes many small gateways for nutrients to get to your lawn’s root system. That way, these nutrients—along with water and oxygen—can get beneath the surface.
Most lawn care professionals recommend lawn aeration once a year during the fall months. If you want to get a quote on aeration or any other lawn care service or fall clean up, contact Greenworks Lawn Care at (317) 663-0222. We can talk to you further about aeration and schedule service for your lawn. Greenworks Lawn Care serves the residents in and around Brownsburg, Zionsville, Indianapolis, Noblesville, Broad Ripple, and Carmel.