Lawn Aeration in Grand Rapids, MI
Core Aeration is a very important service for a healthy lawn. Aeration pulls 3 inch plugs of soil out the lawn to allow water and essential nutrients to reach the lawn’s roots. Perfection Lawn and Pest Control provides aeration in Grand Rapids, MI and surrounding areas. Call us for a FREE estimate!
Why is aeration important for your lawn?
Aeration is important. Here are a few reasons why:
- Lawn Aeration strengthens your lawn’s roots
- Improves the effectiveness of fertilizing
- Increased air intake
- Reduced soil compaction
- Your lawn will aborb heat better
- Increased thatch breakdown
When should my lawn be aerated?
Most Grand Rapids lawns are Kentucky Bluegrass which is a cool season grass. This grass should be aerated in both the spring or the fall for it to be the most effective. If you are on a budget, aerating your lawn once a year is perfectly acceptable.
What can I do to test if my lawn needs aeration?
First, clay soils need to be aerated more than any other soil. If you have clay soil, you most likely need aeration if it hasn’t been done within the last year. If you have any other type of soil, take a screwdriver and poke it into your lawn. If the screwdriver can easily be poked into your lawn, your soil does not need aeration.
How to prepare for Aeration and what to expect
It is recommended that your soil should be moist when aeration is completed. If your lawn is too wet or too dry, aeration may not give the best results. Your lawn should be watered a day or two before we service your lawn. Also, if you have any wires such as a electric fence for a dog that are not buried at least 5 inches, it is important to mark this. Sprinkler heads also must be marked.
In the weeks and months following aeration, your lawn should begin to become thicker and greener. Results vary depending on the weather conditions, and other services such as lawn mowing, fertilizing, and watering.