Jul 24 2019
Hire a lawn aeration service as part of your landscape package so you can have a thicker, healthier lawn throughout the entire growing season
A lawn aeration service will help your lawn develop and thrive. The process of lawn aeration involves breaking up compacted soil caused by overwatering, mowing, and traffic from people or cars.
At Maffei Landscape, we offer a lawn aeration service as part of our full-service landscape offerings. Whether you need a landscape designed, installed, and maintained on your property, or you simply need a maintenance service, you can count on us to meet all of your landscaping needs. Contact us today for a free quote on your next landscaping project: 508-477-4814.
Why a lawn aeration service will make your lawn look better
Lawn aeration is a regular, annual task in landscaping that is important to the overall health and growth of your lawn. It involves breaking up compacted soil so roots can establish and grow better.
You are probably aware that healthy lawns need air, water, and nutrients to grow and thrive within their environments. However, it is very common for the best conditions to not be met, especially when it comes to soil health. If a yard’s soil is too compacted, then the grass will have a hard time getting oxygen and absorbing essential nutrients it needs to grow well. Unfortunately, it is easy for soil to become compacted to a comprising degree. Slight compaction, even as little as a quarter of an inch in depth, can begin impeding the ability the grass’ ability to take in its essential nutrients.
This is where the process of aeration comes in. Lawn aeration breaks up compacted soil, helping oxygen to reach the roots. Overall, this leads to better water absorption and nutrient penetration to help your lawn tolerate stressful conditions. It will also help your lawn handle the winter’s freeze, allowing it to bounce back more easily and with more vigor the following spring.
Why the aeration process is so important
A lawn with compacted soil will eventually die. When grasses struggle to get the nutrients they need, they will have a harder time in stressful situations, like when the summer heat intensifies or there is a period of low rainfall. The grass will first lose its color. It will gradually thin out in the areas most impacted by the poor soil conditions. The grass will then die out completely.
Many homeowners do not realize how easy it is for a lawn to get compacted. Any lawn subjected to motor vehicles driving on it are prime candidates for compaction. Homeowners who entertain guests, have parties, or have a family that plays on the grass frequently also run a greater risk of a compacted lawn.
Furthermore, some soil or grass types need more aeration than others to ensure growth. For instance, soils that are made of heavy clay have a greater chance of becoming compacted and should be aerated more frequently. Kentucky bluegrass and other aggressively growing grasses can also form a thicker thatch, leading to a buildup that disturbs the grass’ ability to get its necessary air and water.
Get a healthier lawn with the help of Maffei Landscape
Whether you need a lawn aeration service or a complete landscape design, installation, and maintenance plan, Maffei Landscape can help.
For nearly 30 years, our professional landscapers have brought high-quality service to Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts. This includes both residential and commercial landscaping for properties of all sizes. Receive a free quote on your next landscaping project when you call one of our knowledgeable representatives today: 508-477-4814.