Our aeration services can provide your lawn’s grass roots with circulation that can help to combat compaction, which can occur whenever a lawn is used. Aeration involves creating channels through which air can circulate to the roots of the grass, which need fresh oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other elements. Aeration also provides more paths for water to enter into the soil without blocking them off from the air, conditions which can lead to the growth of mold and other forms of infection that can rot grass at its roots.
Aeration involves perforating soil, and creating holes that make it easier for air, water, and important nutritional additives to get to the roots of your grass. Proper aeration requires analysis of your lawn, planning ahead for the right placement of these air pockets, and other considerations, such as the type of grass you have installed.
Some of the benefits of aeration include:
• Improvements in drainage and runoff. Plants need water and air, but they also need those components to flow freely, evaporate when necessary, and be refreshed when available. Like all life systems and cycles, it’s important to keep everything moving. Aeration makes sure that soil compaction doesn’t impede your grass’s natural growth cycles.
• Reducing weed potential. More readily available, and fresher, water and air both translate into stronger root systems, which not only lead to better grass growth, but also to better defenses against other root systems taking hold. When grass becomes compacted, it can become vulnerable to invasive plant species taking their place, and their nutrients. With aeration, your grass will stay strong enough to fight back ¨C and win.
• Faster recovery. When a lawn has been damaged, it will need time, and air, to recover and regrow its root system properly. Aeration will allow it all of the breathing room that it needs to make a faster, fuller recovery. Even already healthy lawns can become more vibrant, and fuller, when properly aerated.
A common question about aeration is when it should be done; as a St. Louis lawn aeration company, our recommendation is to aerate during the growing season, which can vary depending on whether your grass is warm or cool season. We may also recommend aeration for cool season grasses after hot summer conditions, where droughts can be a factor.
If your grass is currently struggling to grow or come back to its full glory, aeration may be the right way to give it that extra push. Our lawn care experts can provide a full inspection of your landscape, as well as a more in-depth consultation as to how, where, and when aeration will be right for your individual circumstances. Aeration itself is not a cure-all for every lawn issue, but it can often be a smart solution for home and business owners who have tried everything else and seen no results.