Lawn Aeration Services in St. Louis
Lawn aeration is an important lawn maintenance service that will help to keep your grass looking beautiful and healthy all year long. Lawn aeration reduces thatch buildup, decreases soil compaction, and allows fertilizer to beautify your lawn.
If you would like to learn more about our lawn aeration services or you are interested in scheduling your lawn aeration service, please contact our landscaping company in St. Louis, Missouri. You can also learn more about all of our lawn maintenance services that are designed to help keep your lawn looking its best here on our website.
What is Lawn Aeration
Lawn aeration is the process of mechanically removing soil plugs and small portions of thatch from a lawn. Lawn aeration reduces soil compaction and allows fertilizer to better reach the roots of your turf. It also improves the ability of roots to grow deeper into the soil and expand. Removing soil plugs with lawn aeration is commonly accepted as the best way to improve air and gas exchange as well as water and fertilizer intake in your lawn. Overall, lawn aeration will stimulate root growth in order to create a healthier and stronger lawn.
After your lawn aeration services are completed, we will perform over-seeding services for your lawn. Spreading grass seed over a freshly aerated lawn will allow the seed to more easily sink into the ground. This promotes new grass growth and helps to develop a thick, lush turf. When seeding, we apply seed at a rate of 3 pounds per thousand square feet.
Benefits of Lawn Aeration
Lawn aeration will help to improve your lawn’s overall health and reduce lawn maintenance by:
- Improving the air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
- Increasing soil microbe activity
- Improving soil water uptake
- Increasing water infiltration
- Improving fertilizer penetration into the root zone
- Stimulating new root development
- Allowing for stronger root development
- Reducing soil compaction
- Improving turf thickness and overall health
- Promoting thatch breakdown
- Allowing new seed to reach deeper into the ground for better growth
When you need Lawn Aeration Services
Lawn aeration should be completed in either the spring or fall. When you are determining the best time of year for your lawn aeration services, it will depend on the types of grass you have as well as several other soil factors and growing conditions. At Mitchell Lawn and Landscaping, we complete most lawn aeration services in the fall between August and November.
For most lawns, lawn aeration services should be performed once a year or every other year as needed in order to keep your lawn the healthiest. If you are interested in lawn aeration services, contact us and our lawn care professionals can evaluate your lawn to help you determine how frequently and when lawn aeration services are needed for your turf.
Learn More About Our St. Louis Lawn Aeration Services
If you would like to learn more about our lawn aeration services or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment for your lawn aeration services, please contact our St. Louis landscaping company today online or by phone.