Lawn Aeration Canonsburg
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Core Aeration Services Canonsburg
Canonsburg core aeration allows air, water, and nutrients to penetrate any build up on your lawn by perforating the soil to allow these nutrients a clear path to the underlying roots. Most importantly, this is the only way to prevent accumulation of thatch that results in dead grass, leaves, and other plant material that builds up under your turf. Aerating your own lawn is possible, but to do it right would likely involve extensive research and expensive equipment rental. Don't worry, Ski's Landscaping is here to help! We’ve been doing this for many years, and we enjoy doing it. Let us help you get that healthy green Canonsburg lawn you deserve, while you spend your time and energy doing what it really is you want to do.
As time passes and we enjoy our yards and kids playing on our grass, it can cause the soil to become compacted. Also, contributing factor to soil compaction is the buildup of grass clippings and other organic material under your grass, also known as thatch. This hard soil is packed tightly that it does not allow water, air, or nutrients to pass through it.
This normally causes your grass to appear as if it doesn’t have enough water, which it doesn’t. But the solution isn’t to water it more, the answer is to aerate. Aeration is the process of using a machine to pull up hundreds of tiny plugs of sod. This loosens the soil, allowing water, air, and fertilizer to reach the roots of your grass.
Signs Your Canonsburg Yard Needs to be Aerated
If you are unsure about what is causing your grass to look weak and unhealthy, look for the signs:
Is there a constant puddle of water in your yard after it rains or year-round? This could be a sign that your soil is compact and is preventing water from being absorbed into the ground.
Does your grass feel like you are walking across a mattress? That is a sign that you have thick thatch buildup that retains moisture and can lead to diseases, and it can also be an inviting home for pests.
Stick a screwdriver 6 inches into your soil. Is it hard or easy? If it’s difficult, then that means your soil is compacted and could use a good aeration.
When Is The Best Time for Lawn Aeration?
Generally, we recommend aerating your yard twice a year, once in the spring and once in fall. The proper time to aerate depends on two conditions: the type of grass you have and the weather.
Canonsburg Lawn Aeration and Overseeding by Ski's Landscaping & Lawncare
When combined, aerating and overseeding can significantly increase the health of your Canonsburg yard and boost its appearance. If you feel like your yard could benefit from aeration and overseeding, then call the pros at Ski's Landscaping & Lawncare. We will send out one of our lawn care technicians to properly evaluate your property and help design the perfect program for your yard.
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Why does my lawn need aeration?
- Compacted Western Pennsylvania clay soils impede the movement of air, water and nutrients to the grass roots.
- Roots require oxygen to grow and to absorb nutrients and water.
- When compacted, soil contributes to the accumulation of thatch because restricted oxygen levels impair the activity of earthworms and other thatch-decomposing organisms.
- Thatch accumulates faster on compacted soils and heavy clay soils than on well aerified soils.
- When thatch depth exceeds 1/2” it becomes a problem, reducing water movement and encouraging shallow, weak root systems. Thick thatch also can become a home for insects and disease.
- Many people complain about moss growing in their lawns in Canonsburg. Lawns that drain poorly due to soil compaction are displaying a “Moss Welcome” sign.
How does lawn aeration work?
- Lawn aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of the lawn.
- Known as a core aerator, the machine extracts 1/2 to 3/4 inch diameter cores of soil and deposits them on your lawn.
- Aeration holes are typically 1-3 inches deep and 2-6 inches apart.
- Lawn aeration is a recommended yearly lawn care practice to control thatch buildup, especially on compacted, heavily used turf.
How will my lawn benefit from aeration?
- Compacted soil will be loosened, increasing the availability of water and nutrients.
- Oxygen levels in the soil will be enhanced, stimulating root growth and enhancing the activity of thatch-decomposing organisms.
- Your lawn’s drought tolerance and overall health will be improved.
- Your turf will produce new shoots and roots that “fill up” the holes from lawn aeration, increasing its density.