If you have made the decision to bring in a professional landscaper and use their recommended lawn treatment services plan, then you’ve made a wise choice. Trained and experienced lawn care experts will do a good job of assessing your lawn to design a lawn care plan specifically to improve the health and appearance of your grass.
When you are presented with a new lawn treatment services plan, you should see a schedule of recommended services. Some of those services are common knowledge, but others might be confusing to you. Maybe you don’t know what they are, or how they can improve your lawn. And if you don’t understand it, you probably won’t want to pay for it. Core aeration is one of those services that are often misunderstood, but it is crucial to a good lawn treatment services plan.
Make Your Watering and Fertilizing Count
Core aeration is performed using a machine that looks a little bit like a plow. The aerator device is usually pulled behind a riding mower, ATV, or even a golf cart. The aerator has dozens of sharp metal tubes that pull plugs of dirt out of the soil surface. These plugs are up to a couple of inches deep. As the aerator is pulled back and forth across the turf, the plugs of dirt are deposited elsewhere on the soil surface.
So what’s the point of punching little holes all over your lawn? Those holes will slice through compacted soil and thatch, two conditions that can keep your grass from fully reaching its potential beauty. Core aeration allows water and nutrients to penetrate the soil and reach grass roots more easily. Following an aeration treatment, you will see more results from all of the watering and fertilizing on your lawn.
Your lawn care company can water, fertilize, and treat for weeds following the strictest, most well-planned schedules, but if water and nutrients can’t reach the grass roots, it’s all for naught. Core aeration is one important step that most DIY types skip completely because they don’t fully understand how crucial it really is.
Core Aeration vs. Spike Aeration
A full menu of lawn treatment services should always include core aeration. For best results from your aeration efforts, always choose core aeration over spike aeration. Core aeration devices do a better job of getting water and nutrients down deep to grass roots. Spike aeration will provide limited benefit for the same amount of effort, so avoid frustration and choose core aeration.
If you are an Atlanta-area homeowner looking for a professional lawn care service you can trust, look no further than Kemko Lawn & Shrub. With over 30 years of experience beautifying Atlanta’s lawns, our highly qualified technicians provide excellent results every single time. Call us at 770-466-6113 to request a free estimate for your next lawn treatment services.