When you look up “fall lawn care,” you discover pretty quickly that autumn is the ideal season to aerate your lawn. Aeration is the process of removing tiny plugs of soil using specialized lawn equipment. But are you wondering what aeration really does and whether it’s really important? Allow All Brothers Lawn Squad LLC—Richmond’s premier lawn expert—to give you just a few reasons why you may want to consider aeration.
1. Get rid of lawn thatch.
Lawn thatch is the layer of dead grass and other organic materials that get stuck in between your grass and the soil. This thatch keeps important nutrients from getting to your grass’s roots. In order to get rid of lawn thatch, aeration is necessary.
2. Break through tough Indiana clay.
Indiana soil is comprised of high levels of clay, which tends to compact easily. Compact soil does not lend itself to a healthy lawn, because oxygen cannot circulate properly, and grass doesn’t grow properly. Aeration fights against compaction by removing small plugs of soil throughout your lawn, allowing it to breathe.
3. Let nutrients get down to your grass’s roots.
Aeration not only allows your lawn to “breathe,” but also makes many small gateways for nutrients to get to your lawn’s root system. That way, these nutrients—along with water and oxygen—can get beneath the surface.
Most lawn care professionals recommend lawn aeration once a year during the fall months. If you want to get a quote on aeration or any other lawn care service or fall clean up, contact All Brothers Lawn Squad LLC at (765) 371-4186. We can talk to you further about aeration and schedule service for your lawn.