From athletic fields in Muncie to home lawns in Richmond, soil compaction can easily become an issue for your Indiana grass. But just what is soil compaction and how do you know if your lawn suffers from it? And an even bigger question: What can you do about it? Our team at All Brothers Lawn Squad LLC would be glad to answer these lawn-care questions and more.

Soil CompactionWhat is soil compaction?

Soil compaction occurs when lawns get pressed down, especially in high-traffic areas. As a result, your lawn has a hard time getting the necessary nutrients and oxygen it needs to have a healthy root system.

How can I tell if my soil is compacted?

When we look for a lawn that might be suffering from soil compaction, there are several signs that tip us off. Some of those signs include:

  • Shallow lawn roots
  • Thinning turf
  • Slowed lawn growth
  • Yellow or off-color grass
  • Presence of weeds that are tolerant to low oxygen levels

For the full list of potential signs, check out this article by Advanced Turf Solutions.

What can I do about soil compaction?

Bottomline: Your lawn needs to breathe. The best way to make this happen is through a process called aeration. When our team aerates a lawn, we use specialized equipment to remove small plugs of soil consistently throughout your lawn. By removing these plugs, your lawn can begin to breathe again. Naturally, the soil will be able to loosen up and can welcome back in that oxygen and other essentials to healthy lawn growth.

Find Out More

To find out more about soil compaction and how aeration can help, contact All Brothers today at (765) 371-4186. We can come to your Muncie or Richmond home to determine whether soil compaction is a problem and then schedule your fall aeration. Before you know it, we’ll restore your lawn to its usual luscious green roots.


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