Liquid aeration is a core application within our lawn fertilization program. Just like people, lawns need to fresh air and water to stay healthy. But when the soil underneath your grass gets compacted, less air and nutrients can get through, causing problems with your grass. The solution is aerating your lawn. Liquid aeration is a organic way to increase water penetration while keeping your lawn safe from lawn diseases like necrotic ring that hide on the spikes of traditional lawn aerators. The lawn care specialists at Holmes Lawn & Pest know that aeration is an important part of lawn maintenance and want to help keep your yard beautiful at all times.
Almost every lawn in Salt Lake can benefit from annual aeration, but there are some lawns that need it more than others. Yards with clay-heavy soil underneath the grass will likely need liquid aeration more often than others because the clay in the soil gets compacted more easily. If there has been any recent construction on your property such as adding a building, driveway, or pool, it is likely that the grass and soil were compacted by heavy machinery and your lawn could benefit from aeration.
One way to see for yourself if your lawn needs to be aerated is to use a shovel to dig up a small plug of grass. If there is more than a half-inch of thatch built up or the roots are less than two inches deep, it will benefit from aeration.
The best time for aeration is during seasons of high growth when the grass can easily regrow to fill in the holes. Mid-spring and early fall are the most popular times for liquid aeration. Many homeowners choose to overseed their lawns after aeration to take advantage of the better seed-to-soil contact that aeration offers. Combining the services gives the seeds the best environment to grow. Aeration should be avoided in the dormant times like harsh winters and brutal summers, as the grass will not grow back in as fast and may lead to an uneven lawn.
Most lawns should be aerated at least once a year, but some yards may benefit from aeration twice a year. Let the lawn care technicians at Holmes Lawn & Pest analyze your lawn and provide a plan to keep your yard in tip-top shape.
Holmes Lawn & Pest is Salt Lake City’s leading experts when it comes to lawn aeration. Our lawn care specialists will take the time to examine your lawn and determine the best course of action to keep your lawn healthy and your family happy. Call today to schedule a consultation!
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