Core Lawn Aeration
4 Seasons Services in Wadsworth, Medina and Richfield Ohio offers lawn aeration service. Grass roots need air, water and nutrients to grow healthy and make your lawn look lush. Two things that keep all this good stuff from reaching roots are thatch building up and hard compacted soil. Lawn aeration will eliminate both of those problems.
How’s is core aeration done?
A core aerator pulls out thousands of plugs of thatch and soil core plugs from your lawn. The hollow blades of the aerator cut through the thatch layers and into the soil, then leaving the plugs to decompose on top of the ground. These wide open paths where the plugs used to be allow for easy penetration of life-giving air, water, fertilizer and nutrients.
What is the problem with thatch?
Thatch is the layer just above the soil of decaying plant life. Thatch continues to build up without aeration, forming a habitat for insects and disease to thrive in. Core aeration is an easy way to break through the thatch and open up the soil.
Why should you worry about compacted soil?
Soil, especially if it has lots of clay, can become compacted and dense very quickly. It is hard for anything, including roots of plants, to get through. Taking out plugs gives the soil a new lease on life in your lawn. Soil and roots can expand into the created spaces the aerator makes and softens the soil. It’s also easier for worms and other beneficial insects to move through the soil. Another great benefit is that the plugs are left on the lawn surface to break up. These plugs mix with the thatch and help it decompose. Every lawn benefits from aeration at least once a year. Golf courses know this to be a fact and aerate multiple times a year.
Another great service to add to aeration in Wadsworth, Medina and Richfield OH is overseeding. Aeration enhances seed germination in a lawn. Grass seeds will germinate easier in aerator holes. Overseeding will help thicken up any lawn or also help thin and bare spots. A thick healthy lawn is the best preventive against insects and disease. Let alone the added benefit of its appearance when it is thick and healthy.