Every living creature needs room to breathe, even plant life and the soil surrounding it. Unfortunately, some property owners have soil that’s too tightly packed to allow for oxygen and aren’t even aware of it. When that happens, Ritenour Custom Lawn Care, Inc. is ready to act. One of the most important cultural practices we can bring to your lawn is core lawn aeration. Annual aeration is recommended for lawns on heavy clay soils or any lawn that sees heavy use, which can lead to soil becoming tightly compacted.
How does this work? To perform the service, we remove thousands of small 3″ cores of soil, which then “melt” back into the lawn after some rainfall and mix with the thatch. The resulting holes catch water and fertilizer that turf roots then grow toward. Lawn aeration lets water and oxygen flow freely to relieve pressure. Removing excess soil can be beneficial in the same way that removing weeds can: the grass and plants you love can breathe and grow.
Getting To the Root of the Problem
Lawn aeration helps control thatch, improves the soil structure, creates growth pockets for new roots, and opens the way for water and fertilizer to reach the root zone of your lawn. The roots can be difficult to care for because they’re so far below the surface, but our lawn care team is up to the challenge. Our service improves fertilizer intake as well as heat and drought tolerance while never removing more soil than needed.
The best way to know whether you need lawn aeration is to ask our technicians, but there are some signs you can look for. If a rainstorm leaves puddles on your lawn or it feels spongy and dries out easily, you’ll definitely want to call us. You can also try inserting a screwdriver or shovel into the ground. Soil that’s loose and has plenty of air will accept them easily, whereas soil that needs aerating won’t. Additionally, a lawn that’s part of a newly built home is more likely to require our work—and we’re happy to do it.
Experienced Aerators Are Essential
When a job involves taking soil away from your yard, you want to be assured that the landscaper knows what they’re doing, where to treat, and how much. We’re a local family business offering more than 50 years of experience in lawn aeration and free estimates too. Our expertise and attention to details far outweighs our competitors.
After contacting our service, you’re sure to see a dramatic difference in how easily your lawn grows. We save you money and beautify your yard for the foreseeable future.