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Why You Should Aerate Your Lawn

Lawn mower on some grass

If you want to have a beautiful lawn, there are certain tasks you must perform. One thing you want to do is make sure you are providing the soil beneath the grass with the nutrients it needs. This is the process of aeration, which allows water and air to go through grass and reach the soil.

Aeration is a penetration of the soil that helps roots grow deeper, making your lawn stronger and healthier. The main reason to aerate your lawn is to alleviate the compacted soil. When soil is compacted it builds up too many solid particles in a very small space. When this happens, the soil is prevented from receiving the proper amount of air, water, and nutrients.

How do you know if you should aerate your lawn? Here are a number of things you will want to consider:

  • If your lawn gets a lot of use from children, neighbors, pets or more, aeration can help with the compacted soil.
  • If your home was newly constructed, the topsoil may be stripped and buried and the grass may be compacted by the traffic from the construction.
  • If your grass has a spongy feel and it is dried out, you may have a problem due to excessive thatch. You can check by removing a piece of lawn four inches deep and if it has a thick thatch layer, you may want to aerate.
  • If your lawn consists of soil layering, it may be beneficial to aerate to break it up.

If you are unsure of where to start, let the team at The Grounds Guys of Piedmont help you. We offer high-quality services and want to ensure your lawn makes a great first impression. We’ll visit your home, check your lawn, determine the best option for you, and perform the services you need to have a healthy and beautiful lawn.

Call us today to schedule your service.