Lawn Aeration

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Trouble starts when the thatch layer of a lawn gets to 1/2 inch or more. Your lawns root zone is deprives of nutrients, water and oxygen.

This is a perfect breeding ground for fungus diseases that can wipe out huge areas of your lawn in a matter of days. These repairs can cost thousands of dollars to repair.

Prevent these problems with Royal Gardens lawn core aeration service. One of our state licensed lawn technicians, will  utilize similar equipment used on PGA golf courses. This lawn core aerator will pull small plugs out of the soil.

The removal of these plugs, breaks the thatch layer and allows the soil better access to air, water and nutrients.

Should I Aerate My Lawn?

Your lawn is probably a good candidate for aeration if it:

Gets heavy use, such as serving as the neighborhood playground or racetrack. Children and pets running around the yard contribute to soil compaction.

Was established as part of a newly constructed home. Often, the topsoil of newly constructed lawns is stripped or buried, and the grass established on subsoil has been compacted by construction traffic.

Dries out easily and has a spongy feel. This might mean your lawn has an excessive thatch problem. Take a shovel and remove a slice of lawn about four inches deep. If the thatch layer is greater than one-half inch, lawn aeration is recommended.

Was established by sod, and soil layering exists.

Soil layering means that soil of finer texture, which comes with imported sod, is layered over the existing coarser soil. This layering disrupts drainage, as water is held in the finer-textured soil. This leads to compacted conditions and poor root development. lawn Aeration breaks up the layering, allowing water to flow through the soil more easily and reach the roots.

How to Aerate Your Yard

A lawn aeration myth is that if you apply a pre emergent herbicide on your lawn in the spring, aerating your lawn will destroy the herbicide “barrier.” This is not true — research shows that lawn aeration will not affect crabgrass control or weed prevention.

After aerating, it’s important to continue basic lawn care practices such as proper fertilizing, mowing and watering.

Lawn aeration is a beneficial practice toward achieving a beautiful lawn, but most people don’t realize it or understand the process. If your lawn is a candidate, make it an integral part of your lawn care regime. Your lawn will thank you for letting it breathe again.

 

 

When to Aerate Your Lawn

The best time for lawn aeration is during the growing season, when the grass can heal and fill in any open areas after soil plugs are removed. Ideally, aerate the lawn with cool season grass in the early spring or fall and those with warm season grass in the late spring.

Lawn Aeration Tools: Plug Aerator

Plug aerators remove a core or plug of grass and soil from the lawn. For the best results, we use an lawn aeration machine (the same as professional golf courses use) that actually removes plugs of soil.

Will power raking get rid of thatch?

Power raking only scratches the surface. Power raking will not help reduce thatch.

It really is a rake powered by a motor, The tines would rip out your lawn before it ever gets to the root zone.

If your home is in a newer subdivision that only put a skim coat of soil down before they sodded or seeded.  Lawn aeration is exactly what your lawn needs to thrive

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