Thursday, May 5, 2011

How to Promote a Healthy Lawn by Aeration

Aeration is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your lawn every year. In Markham, Ontario, aeration will help reduce thatch and compaction, allow more air and water into the root zone, and develop a deep root system. When soil gets compacted there is less pore space for the soil to hold air. Air is one necessary component for grass roots to grow. That is why it is important to aerate your lawn. Aerating also provides space for your lawn to absorb nutrients. 

Spring or fall in Stouffville, Ontario is the best time to aerate as the soil is moist and it will be easier to remove the cores. Aerating in the summer may damage the lawn due to the stress dry weather puts your lawn. The soil must be moist before aerating. If it isn’t, it is best to water the lawn the day before to give it enough moisture. 

Aeration equipment in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) removes small soil cores (plugs) that are left on the lawn to break down. The cores will disappear in 7 to 14 days, depending on the time of year. Aeration may be done 1 or 2 times each year. You can also fertilize or seed your lawn right after aerating. 

Aeration promotes a healthy lawn in many ways, especially in the Durham Region.  It will help soil micro organisms work quicker at decomposing thatch. The soil will receive more water, oxygen and nutrients moving through it which will help roots grow stronger. If you want a healthier lawn, do not forget this important step.