A beautiful lawn now does not make a beautiful lawn in the future. Grass blades can look lush and green on the surface while struggling to get the nutrients they need at the root. Nourishing grass roots is just as important to lawn care as trimming and grooming those delicate green blades. Aerating services, when timed properly, make your lawn healthier without sacrificing any of its aesthetic value. You can have a thick, soft grass lawn now and long into the future if you take care of it with aerating services.
What Is Aerating?
Aerating services allow your grass roots to get the nutrients they need by perforating the soil with holes. This loosens the soil and allows air, water, and other nutrients to seep down through the soil and into the grass roots. Many lawns suffer from soil compaction due to heavy foot traffic by playing children, an initial layer of sod that never mixed with the natural soil, or dry weather. The density of compacted soil can suffocate your grass and cause it to thin and die off.
Why Should You Aerate Your Lawn?
Some people shy away from aerating services because they worry about the holes in the lawn, but proper aeration will only take out a small cylinder of grass and soil known as a plug. These plugs measure between 2 to 3 inches in depth and 0.5 to 0.75 inches in diameter. Proper aeration spaces out these plugs every 3 inches. Due to their small size and the overall density of the soil, these holes are hardly noticeable, but they work wonders for your lawn.
Benefits of Aerating
When you employ Nixa Lawn Service to aerate your lawn during your routine lawn care, you get a few immediate and long-term benefits. The looser soil allows healthy roots to take up more space, absorb more nutrients, and grow denser. The soil also absorbs more water, which reduces water runoff. The increased water in the soil helps your lawn survive the heat and drought. Aeration also keeps thatch to a minimum and decreases the likelihood of disease.
Choose Aerating Services from Nixa Lawn Care
Full-service landscaping services are not complete without aerating services. They help your grass breathe and give your lawn a beautiful, healthy, and manicured look for the entire season. If you have problems with water runoff, diseased grass, and thatch buildup, then you should consider lawn aeration. Contact Nixa Lawn Service today to get started on the right landscaping projects for your lawn.