While mowing your lawn weekly and fertilizing at the right time of year seems as though it will be the best for your lawn, you may be missing one crucial annual task. Aerating your lawn is a key to growing a thicker and healthier property in the Cary, Morrisville, Apex, and neighboring communities.
What is aerating? Aerating uses specialized machinery to create holes, or cores, in your lawn to allow nutrients, water, and oxygen to reach into your grass' root system. By pushing these vital elements to the roots of your grass, it encourages the grass to grow deeper roots, which in turn leads to thicker, greener, and healthier grass.
Some benefits of aerating your lawn include:
- Oxygen, fertilizer, and nutrients are able to more easily reach the roots of the turf and create a deeper root system.
- Thatch is disrupted and compacted soil is loosened.
- Thick turf is able to withstand pest attacks and also crowd out weeds.
- Gaining a thicker lawn.
Why You May Not Have Heard of Aeration
One of the main reasons an average person may not know about lawn aeration is due to the lack of it being offered by lawn care companies. And, the expense associated with the equipment keeps many companies from investing in aeration, so they do not offer the services.
Aeration equipment comes in a variety of styles. The three most common kinds of equipment are:
- Spike Aerators
- Slicing Aerators
- Core or Plug Aerators
It is best to perform aeration services on damp soil.
Add Overseeding to Maximize Your Lawn's Potential
As mentioned earlier, aerating is a key to getting a thicker, greener lawn. But, you can compliment aeration with overseeding to maximize the potential of your lawn. Adding overseeding with premium quality seeds to your aerating service will help promote more grass to grow, whether it is in dead spots or not, and help to crowd out weeds from your lawn. Investing in aeration and overseeding services can
- Combat lawn disease
- Fill in bare patches in your yard
- Resist insect attacks
- Thicken the lawn
Fall is Prime Time to Aerate Your Lawn
When fall is on the horizon for the Cary region, it is time to consider aeration for your lawn. The prime time of the year to aerate your lawn is during the fall, right before the leaves are covering the ground.
Once aeration services have been performed, homeowners will start to see results from aerating in about 3 to 4 weeks.
Aeration and Overseeding is an Investment
By investing in aeration and overseeding, aside from the health benefits that your lawn will reap, the enhanced aesthetics of a green and lush yard is a cosmetic plus that can't be ignored! Not to mention, investing towards having a healthy turf can actually help to make lawn maintenance during the rest of the year easier.
The cost of your aeration and overseeding investment depends on your property size and location. Generally, for the Cary region, you can expect to pay $60 to $300+, depending on the size of your lawn. Contact us at (919) 518-5513 to get an estimate on aeration and overseeding services for your property.