If you find that your lawn has lost it’s luster, it may be time to ask for help from an Omaha Landscaping Company. As part of your lawn care program, aerating brings back the vibrancy and health of your lawn.
Above and Beyond Complete Grounds Maintenance considers aerating an important part of your overall lawn maintenance. Perhaps you’re asking yourself, What is aerating? Why should my grounds be aerated? When is the best time of year to aerate the lawn? If you find yourself confused by aeration, you’re in luck, because here are the answers:
What is Aeration?
Every living thing needs fresh air and water to thrive. The aerating process introduces air and room for moisture and root growth into your lawn. An Omaha Landscaping Company performs this process using special equipment to puncture holes into the ground’s surface.
Aerating is necessary because surface compaction and thatch build up deprive your lawn of oxygen, which starves the color from your grass. This combined with compaction that comes from unavoidable factors such as lawn traffic, weather, and the attributes of Nebraska’s clay soil prevents the grass from receiving the space and oxygen it needs to thrive. When we create spaces in the earth via aerating, we facilitate new root growth and prevent thatch build up that is as yet beneath the surface.These air pockets also give your grass a way to spread their roots, creating a stronger and healthier lawn from beneath the surface on up.
Of course, you know for a lush green lawn there must be water. However, too much of a good thing is bad. Waterlogging frequently affects lawns in the Midwest because of our compacted clay soil. Aerating creates small pockets to handle the important function of water absorption. When the storm clouds roll over Nebraska, aerating allows the water to flow into the earth and reduces runoff and puddling. The water absorbs more efficiently and utilizes nature’s sprinkler system, relieving the need for your own.
When to Aerate in Nebraska
Aerating should not be done when the weather is too hot or too cold. As part of healthy lawn care maintenance we suggest aeration during the springtime when the soil temperature rises and allows the surface to breathe, or in early autumn just before the over seeding of your lawn.
Will you see immediate results? No. Aeration is part of the long term maintenance of your lawn’s health.
However, with the help of an Omaha Landscaping Company, over time your lawn will improve its overall vibrancy and color from the aeration process. Call Above and Beyond at (402) 934-8866 or via our website to begin the process of putting new life into your lawn.