If there’s one lawn care task the average homeowner tends to skip, it’s lawn aeration services. We aren’t sure why, because the aeration process does an incredible amount to improve the health and appearance of grass. Kemko tells every one of our customers that regular aeration really needs to be a part of a complete grass maintenance plan. Keep reading to learn why providing lawn aeration services is like wishing your turf a happy new year.
Aerating the soil your grass grows in allows water, air, and nutrients direct access to grass roots. Each little one to two-inch aeration hole acts as a superhighway, fast-tracking all of these essential elements to the important job of nurturing your turf. Lots of people think layering on the water and fertilizer will make grass grow thick and green, but there are barriers between these substances and the grass roots. That’s where core aeration comes in. For strong roots and healthy grass shoots, aeration is a must.
Lawn thatch develops as grass clippings and other organic materials build up on top of the soil. A thick layer of thatch can prevent adequate water, air, and nutrients from reaching grass roots. It’s almost like putting a blanket over the grass roots, depriving it of everything it needs to thrive. Core aeration punches holes through the thatch, allowing grass roots to absorb more of the moisture and nutrients they need to stay healthy and robust.
Over time, soil packs down and becomes dense, which is another barrier between grass roots and water, air, and essential nutrients. Compacted soil is another lawn care issue resolved by aeration. Aeration breaks up the compacted soil, loosening it enough to allow better transfer of water and necessary nutrients. This also promotes the health of beneficial organisms in the soil, such as earthworms, which help keep the soil underneath aerated and nutrient-rich.
Kemko technicians know core aeration is a great way to breathe new life into your Atlanta-area lawn. We like to aerate Bermuda and Zoysia turf in the springtime, after the coldest weather is done and grass is being prepared for spring fertilization. These important tasks work together to jump-start root growth and chlorophyll production. To have the greenest lawn on your street this spring, core aeration is a must.
Many people underestimate how important lawn aeration services really are for the vitality of their lawn. Kemko Lawn and Shrub advocates for a full-service lawn maintenance plan that incorporates all the essential products and services for turf building and maintenance. Core aeration, fertilization, overseeding, and careful trimming and watering all work together to promote healthy, green, lush turf. To achieve your very best lawn yet this spring, call Kemko at 770-466-6113 to schedule your spring lawn aeration services.