Lawn Aeration Rye NY
In order to achieve a perfect dark green lawn you should use basic lawn care practices like properly mowing, fertilizing and watering. It is also very important that the fertilizer, nutrients and water can reach the soil under the grass. Lawn Aeration Rye ny can be a extremely vital element of a beautiful lawn because it allows water, fertilizer and nutrients to reach the roots.
What is Aeration?
Lawn Aeration involves making holes into the soil that allow nutrients, water and air in. This Also helps the roots grow deeper and endure the summer heat with more tolerance.
The main reason for aerating is to alleviate soil compaction. Compacted soils have too many solid particles in a certain volume or space, which prevents proper circulation of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Excess lawn thatch or heavy organic debris buried under the grass surface can also starve the roots from these essential elements.
Should You Be Aerating Your Lawn?
One of the most common questions from homeowners is how to determine if they should be aerating their lawn. Your lawn is probably a good candidate for aeration if it:
Gets heavy use, such as serving as the neighborhood playground or racetrack. Children and pets running around the yard contribute to soil compaction.
Was established as part of a newly constructed home. Often, the topsoil of newly constructed lawns is stripped or buried, and the grass established on subsoil has been compacted by construction traffic.
Dries out easily and has a spongy feel. This might mean your lawn has an excessive thatch problem. Take a shovel and remove a slice of lawn about four inches deep. If the thatch layer is greater than one-half inch, aeration is recommended.
Was established by sod, and soil layering exists. Soil layering means that soil of finer texture, which comes with imported sod, is layered over the existing coarser soil. This layering disrupts drainage, as water is held in the finer-textured soil. This leads to compacted conditions and poor root development. Aerating breaks up the layering, allowing water to flow through the soil more easily and reach the roots.
You want a perfect dark green lawn. Our Premier lawn care package has 2 aerations in it. One in the spring, and one in the fall.
When to Aerate Your Lawn
The best time for aeration is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. Ideally, aerate the lawn with cool season grass in the early spring or fall and those with warm season grass in the late spring.
If you would like us to do your lawn Aeration for you please give our office a call at (203) 212-2498 or complete our request estimate form and we will provide you with a quote.