Why Should You Aerate Your Lawn?

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When you aerate your lawn, you poke small holes into the soil to let water, nutrients, and air get deep down into the roots of your grass. Doing this allows the roots to grow much deeper, making your lawn look significantly better. It can be especially beneficial for homeowners with very compact soil lawns.

Here are a few reasons you should consider aerating your lawn!

Your Lawn Was Once a Construction Site

Have you recently moved into a brand-new home? Chances are that your lawn was grown in soil with construction equipment all over it for at least a few weeks. This construction equipment likely pushed the soil down and made it very compact. Aerating your lawn will prevent that equipment from wreaking havoc on your lawn for years to come.

Foot Traffic

When people are constantly walking on or playing on your lawn, it can make the soil compact. This can limit the amount of water, nutrients, and air that can get down into the soil and prevent your grass from growing as quickly as it should. Aerating can provide your soil with everything it needs to nourish your lawn, allowing it to grow and thrive.

Your Lawn Feels Spongy

If your lawn feels spongy when you walk on it, it probably has a thatch problem. Thatch is a layer of living and dead roots, stems, and grass that forms on top of the soil. You can usually get rid of it by aerating your lawn. It will help eliminate the thatch over time and keep your grass healthy.

 Now you know why aeration is so important for the life and longevity of your lawn, but it is only effective if done properly! At Vista Pro Landscape & Design, our experienced landscapers can perform proper aeration techniques using the best equipment, so you can ensure your lawn stays healthy even through the winter months. 

From seasonal cleanups to annual plant rotations, VistaPro Landscape & Design offers the high-quality grounds management and landscaping services you need year-round! 

Contact us at (301)805-0119 to schedule a lawn consultation and learn more about the benefits of doing aeration.