Residential Lawn Aeration Services

Having a beautiful, healthy lawn isn’t something that usually happens by accident. Whether due to lawn misuse, heavy foot traffic, soil compaction, or harmful chemical application, many lawns need help to reach their full potential. Aeration is one lawn care service that can significantly aid a homeowner’s lawn health.

What is Lawn Aeration?

Lawn aeration is like acupuncture for your lawn. It typically involves poking holes into the ground with a lawn aerator, a type of aeration machine. Lawn aeration improves soil drainage and increases the oxygen content and breathability of your lawn’s soil. The holes aeration creates also make it possible for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone beneath your lawn.

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Types of Lawn Aeration

Core Aeration: Core aeration is a method that removes soil plugs from your lawn, reducing soil compaction and opening up a passageway for oxygen, water, fertilizer,  and other nutrients.

Liquid Aeration: Liquid aeration is a new process that is becoming popular among some lawn care companies. It uses a machine to inject a solution of water and fertilizer into the soil. This method is less invasive and does not require any type of mechanical aeration.

Both types of aeration accomplish the same end goal: to improve the health of your lawn by reducing compaction and increasing oxygen content. The method you choose is a matter of personal preference.

How Does Lawn Aeration Help?

Lawn aeration has many benefits. It helps reduce soil compaction and thatch buildup. Compacted soil deprives the soil of necessary oxygen, which impedes healthy microbial and bacteria presence and root growth.

Thatch buildup is when microbes in the soil cannot break down organic debris at a fast enough rate to maintain balance and health. Microbial activity in soil is essential to lawn health, but its value can also be measured on a planetary scale: microbes also aid in the biodegradation of pollutants, preservation of soil, and circulation of biogenic elements. Without it, most species of the earth would become extinct.

How Does Lawn Aeration Help?
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Try Green Group for all Your Lawn Aeration and Lawn Maintenance Needs

From weed control and mowing to landscaping and fertilization, Green Group’s family of brands can help your lawn reach its full potential. Reach out for a free quote on lawn aeration and other services today.

 

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