Your lawn works harder than you may realize. Over the course of a year it sees thousands of gallons of water, all kinds of temperature extremes, and constant foot traffic from adults, kids, and dogs. While turf grass is incredibly durable, compacted soil can be a huge problem. That’s where lawn aerating comes in. Without loose, open soil, grass roots can’t spread and it becomes hard for your lawn to get the air and water it needs. That’s why you need a Pevely lawn aeration service professional.
How can you tell if your lawn is compacted?
There are several pretty simple clues that tell you if your lawn needs aerated:
- Do you have clay soil?
- Does your lawn have worn spots where people have been walking or playing?
- Does your lawn turn brown really quickly in hot or dry weather?
- Does water sit for a while after a rain before being absorbed?
If you answered yes to any or all of these, you need to contact Cardinal Lawn Care for our Pevely aeration service. Also, if you’ve never had your lawn aerated, you definitely should.
What is lawn aeration?
Lawn aeration is a very simple process. We use a machine called a core aerator and make numerous passes across your lawn. The aerator has many hollow tubes attached to a drum (if you’ve seen an apple corer, you get the idea) and as we cross your lawn, the machine plunges these tubes into the lawn and pulls out plugs of soil. This gives the remaining soil room to expand, allows water and air to get to the grass roots, and alleviates compaction.
If you want an amazing lawn it’s not enough just to perform a Pevely lawn aeration service. Overseeding, topdressing, fertilization, and weed control are also key services – and we do them all. Contact us today to learn how you can make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.