To ensure a healthy, colorful, and resilient lawn, include lawn aeration as an integral part of your yearly spring lawn cleanup in Fargo. Protect your lawn and help ensure your grass grows healthy and lush by giving our team a call and scheduling aeration services.
Aeration is the process of making holes in your soil to let air, water, and nutrients get into the soil and penetrate the roots.
Why Your Fargo Lawn Needs Aeration
Compacted soil prevents the absorption of what your lawn needs for healthier, thicker grass growth. Grass roots require nutrients, water, and air to thrive, and even a layer of 1/4 to 1/2 inch of compacted soil can take an enormous toll on the beauty and health of your lawn. Aerating your lawn mitigates soil compaction and allows nutrients, water, and air to reach grass roots. In Fargo and other Upper Midwest areas, soil compaction is expected because our soil is mainly clay.
The Best Time For Lawn Aeration
When it comes to northern lawns like ours in Fargo, early fall or spring are the best times for soil aeration. And aerating is easiest when your soil is moist, so making sure the ground has thawed and is ready is crucial.
Other times, soil aeration may be required when your grass frequently looks stressed, your soil feels hard to the touch, or you notice the puddling of rainwater where absorption previously occurred. These signs may indicate that your soil is compacted. The “screwdriver test” can confirm compaction problems. Using your hand, stick a regular screwdriver into your lawn’s soil. If it doesn’t slide in easily, your soil is compacted, and aeration is needed.
What Happens When A Lawn Gets Aerated?
Putting 2 – 3” holes in your turf during aeration mitigates the compaction of your soil, allowing water, nutrients, and air to reach your lawn’s root system. And when your grass gets what it needs, you get a beautiful yard that’ll be the envy of the neighborhood.
Aeration does a lot for your yard. Here’s a rundown of the process:
- The exchange of oxygen between the soil and the atmosphere creates healthier grassroots
- The ability of fertilizer to nourish the root system
- Root health below ground. The crucial element for healthy grass
- Helps your grass withstand disease, drought, and heat
- The effectiveness of overseeding by allowing direct contact between soil and seed.
The benefits of aerating your soil can’t be overstated. Regularly scheduled soils aeration is a foundational procedure ensuring your lawn gets everything it needs to thrive. And when your lawn thrives, you and your family get a thick green blanket of grass that will be enjoyed all season long.
Contact Manny’s In Fargo Today
Manny’s creates and maintains beautiful lawns for homes and businesses throughout Fargo. Our job is to take care of your lawn, so you don’t have to. You’ll save time and energy while we create and upkeep a lawn your friends and neighbors will admire. We do the work. You relax and enjoy the results of our labor.
To learn more about how aeration can help your lawn and how we can help, call or email us. We can provide a quote on aeration and other services.