Dethatching & Aeration Service
Providing proper lawn aeration for your grass involves reducing thatch. The build-up of thatch makes it difficult for your lawn to breathe. Lawn aeration performed in spring or fall helps control lawn thatch. The process of lawn aeration should be handled by a professional. To get the best results with an aerating tool that will provide air to the root system also called core aeration.
Professional lawn aeration also breaks up compacted soil, allowing water and fertilizer to penetrate into the root zone. If you have extremely hard and compact soil you should look at adding materials such as pine bark, composted leaves and gypsum to the hard ground. This can improve its composition if your soil has a clay mixture. Using any or all of these organic materials will help.
Benefits of Lawn Aeration
- Lawn aeration allows nutrients and water to better reach the root system more efficiently.
- Lawn Aeration promotes root growth, which produces healthier grass.
- Lawn aeration aids the grass’s thatch ability to naturally decompose.
Like aeration, you should leave dethatching to the professionals and the right equipment. Dethatching is a very strenuous and physical operation. Many other companies won’t dethatch because it is so difficult.
What is Thatch?
The thatch is the organic part of the grass below the blades and above the soil. A good time to remove your overgrown thatch is in the fall after all the trees in your neighborhood leaves have fallen.
In worse overgrown thatch cases, core aeration may be necessary when dethatching lawns properly.
Why You Need to Dethatch Your Lawn
- Excessive hatch deprives the root system of air, water, and nutrients.
- Excessive thatch promotes insect infestations.
- Your more likely to have a lawn disease.
For the Healthiest Grass
Is it possible to have a beautiful, green lawn?
When you establish a well grounded lawn maintenance routine. This can be established with a weekly lawn care program. Call RR Lawn Care and get a weekly program started.
Mow Weekly in Warm Weather Months
Having a lush beautiful green lawn needs mowing weekly. Mowing your lawn at least once a week from April through November is a standard lawn care routine for really healthy grass. Additionally, cut only about one-third of the grass height each time you mow. To accomplish this weekly mowing is a must.
Early Morning Watering
When you water your lawn early in the morning you are getting more of the water in the ground. Before the sun is up and evaporating the water on the blades. Try not to water when it is windy also. Late afternoon water can promote fungus growth.
A good practice if possible is to water longer and less often. This practice gets more of the water deeper to the bottom of the roots, helping them to grow deeper also. It is more difficult to do this if you have a slope where the water spills off the lawn.
Nutrients are always a winner, if you want the greenest lawn in town. Make sure you talk to your lawn professional about adding fertilizer.
Using organic matter like pine bark, composted grass and leaves and gypsum are very good fertilizers.
Lawn Aeration and Dethatching
It is a must in the Rogue Valley to aerate your lawn. The Rogue Valley was carved by the flow of water. The Table Rocks around our valley identify the elevation of the valley before all the earth moved. You have probably noticed how hard our ground is if you ever dug a hole.
Hire a Professional
Hiring a professional is a great way to keep your lawn looking its best. Lawn care professionals know grass better than most people, simply because their job depends on healthy green lawns.
Always tell your lawn care professional all of your expectations and you should have a wonderful experience with them.