Landscape/Lawncare Auburn is proud the be the leading provider of lawn aeration service in the Auburn area. We are also a full-service landscaping company that caters to all forms of residential and commercial Landscaping Opelika. We specialize in various forms of lawn maintenance services with expertise in lawn fertilization and aeration. If your home or commercial lawn needs professional lawn care in the form of aeration and fertilization, we are the one to call.
Lawn aeration involves the removal of a core of soil or punching a small hole in the soil. This process is carried out using an aerator tool and it is done to improve the air and water circulation of the soil. There are two methods of lawn soil aeration. The first type involves using an aerator tool with hollow tines. The hollow tine method of aeration removes plugs of soil from the ground directly and is done mainly to improve airflow within the soil. The second method involves using a solid tine aeration tool that punches holes in the ground to remove thatch.
Aeration is done mainly to remove thatch layers from the soil. Thatch layers with a thickness greater than 1/2 inch can prevent air, water, and light from getting to the roots of plants on your lawn. These thatch layers are best removed using hollow-tipped aerators. Aeration also improves soil compaction, encourages the growth of deep root, and increases the rate of fertilizer uptake by plant roots.
Typically, aeration is followed immediately by overseeding and fertilizing the lawn after which it is irrigated. The water and fertilizer applied have a better chance of getting into the roots of the lawn grass through the holes punched in the soil by the aerator which is why fertilizer is usually applied soon after aeration (usually within 48 hours). A good quality starter fertilizer without weed control is the most appropriate for fertilizing your lawn soil after aeration. This will ensure that your grass seed germinates properly.
Best time to aerate and fertilize
The best time to hire a commercial or residential lawn care expert to aerate the soil in your garden is during spring or fall. During these seasons you can aerate the soil in your garden then fertilize it before overseeding in preparation for the bloom season. Doing this at this time helps to soften the soil and aids the circulation of nutrients, water, and air which promotes the growth of grass roots. This should come in early spring after the threat of winter freeze is over or before the first freeze of fall.
Core aeration is an important lawn care practice that is best handled by experts. You can trust us to deliver the best in lawncare services including soil aeration and fertilization. Our experts use the most effective core penetration techniques designed to help your lawn flourish to the fullest.