O’fallon Lawn Aeration & Dethatching
For St. Charles and O’ Fallon Lawn care services including O’fallon lawn aeration call us today at (314) 479-4005 or request a quote online.
Compacted soil prevents grass from establishing a healthy root system and keeps vital nutrients from reaching the turf roots. Through aeration, soil becomes less compacted and is exposed to the circulation of air. Once the soil is aerated, air exchange improves and the soil can easily absorb water, fertilizer and other nutrients.
O’fallon Lawn Aeration
When it comes to restoring your O’fallon lawn, aeration is the single most important service to help jump start your lawn. In O’fallon and throughout the Midwest we have clay soil, clay soil compacts rapidly. Aeration is the only option to stop the lawn from compacting. Aeration will help reduce compaction, increase water retention, and drive oxygen into the roots. There are a few ways that aeration is completed. Core lawn aeration is the most common this is the process of pulling plugs out of the lawn. The plugs are pulled out of the lawn and they rest on the surface of the lawn. Their is no need to pick them back up they will decompose with the soil. Ofallon Lawn Aeration is one of the best ways to help your lawn. Core aeration is the best aeration for your lawn. There are other forms of aeration but, core aeration gives the lawn the best benefits.
Direct Benefits for O’fallon Lawn Aeration
Core aeration can improve the health of lawns and reduce maintenance by.
- Improving air exchange between soil and atmosphere
- Enhancing water and fertilizer uptake
- Reducing water runoff and puddling
- Strengthening turfgrass roots
- Reducing soil compaction
- Enhancing heat and drought stress tolerance
- Enhancing thatch breakdown
Having your O’fallon lawn aeration done once a year is important but some experts recommend doing it 2 times a year in the Midwest. With the scorching heat summer after summer, O’fallon lawn aeration is a must. September is the best time of year to aerate. If doing aeration 2 times a year doing it in mid to late March. However, O’fallon lawn aeration is not the only thing you can do to improve your lawn.
Thatch can keep water and air from reaching the soil, and, if left untreated can create an enviroment that harbors pests and diseases. Dethatching, however, removes those layers of dead grass, roots and debris matted between the soil and the growing grass. It helps keep the grass greener and healthier while minimizing the chance of disease.
Overseeding when needed will improve a lawn significantly and make it much harder for weeks to become established. Grass needs to be revitalized every few years or when there has been drought situations in your area. Overseeding compensates doe that natural slowdown of the turfs reproduction. There are two major benefits to overseeding first, you lawn will stay think and dense, and the second reason is it will resist disease. The new varieties of seed you sow this year will have better disease resistance than grass that is matured already from years past.
Direct Benefits of Overseeding
Overseeding is an easy way to:
- Fill in bare spots
- Improve the density and color of turf
- Establish improved grass varieties
- Help the lawn withstand insects, disease, drought, shady conditions and heavy traffic
- Reduce the amount of fertilizer, water and pesticides required
For lawn care in St. Charles, O’ Fallon and St. Peter’s call Greenside Lawn Care today at (314) 479-4005