One of the biggest issues with Texas lawns is soil compaction which can suffocate roots and causes water runoff. Any easy, yet often overlooked solution is soil aeration.
Aeration is a process that loosens up compacted soil allowing water and nutrients to penetrate into the roots of your lawn. This can be done by poking holes in your yard with special boots or a sharp stick but for much better results core aeration is highly recommended.
Your yard may need to be aerated if you have hard soil caused by foot traffic, puddles of standing water that can’t soak into the dirt because of compaction, thatch buildup from previous years that causes water to run off and not be absorbed.
Is a method by which a machine removes plugs of sod from your lawn. These slender deep holes loosen the soil and create a route for oxygen and water to penetrate deeper. Many people think it’s unsightly to have your yard look like it was part of a battlefield but the benefits are tremendous
Well maintained yards usually benefit from annual aeration. Lawns with heavy clay content or have a lot of traffic may need to be aerated twice a year. The best time to aerate is in the spring between March and May and in the fall between August and November. Aerating when grasses are dormant may inadvertently benefit weeds.
At Gro Lawn we are dedicated to the health and well-being of your yard. We provide core aeration programs twice a year in the spring and the fall, so call us today and get a pro out there to assess your yard.