As the temperatures here in Arizona start to increase, your grass may need a bit of help transitioning into the warmer months. A great way to help prepare your grass for the growing season ahead is to schedule a core aeration service for your lawn. Core aeration involves removing small cores of soil from your lawn to loosen compacted soil. The holes created through this process make it easier for nutrients and water to reach the roots of your grass. Because of this, you can get more bang for your buck when it comes to fertilization, weed control, and watering.
Core aeration is a highly beneficial lawn care treatment that has a fairly simple process; during a core aeration service, aerator machines will be used to remove small cores of soil and thatch buildup from your entire lawn. This process alleviates soil compaction and creates channels that nutrients, water, air, and sunlight can use to reach the roots of your grass.
Core aeration provides two main benefits for your lawn. The most well-known benefit of core aeration is that it helps to loosen up any compaction in your soil. Compaction can be caused by many things, including foot traffic, pet activity, and heavy rainfall. Your lawn could even be prone to compaction if you have heavy clay topsoil. By removing small plugs of soil from your lawn, core aeration effectively loosens up your soil and reduces that compaction.
The second benefit that core aeration provides for your lawn is that water and nutrients are made more accessible to the roots of your grass. After the plugs of soil are removed from your lawn during a core aeration treatment, there are many small holes left behind. These holes allow water and vital nutrients to have direct access to the roots of your grass.
For the best results, it is recommended that you schedule your core aeration treatment any time between March and May.
There is actually another benefit of core aeration that many property owners don’t know about; because core aeration makes it much easier for your lawn to absorb water and nutrients, it also makes other lawn care treatments more effective. When it comes to treatments like fertilization and weed control, how effective they are depends on how successfully the treatments are absorbed into your soil. If you aerate your lawn, your soil will have a much easier time absorbing fertilizer and weed control treatments. Therefore, you will get way more bang for your buck when purchasing lawn care treatments like these. For the same reason, core aeration will even make watering your lawn much more effective than before. All in all, core aeration can actually help you get more out of your other lawn care services in addition to all of the other benefits it provides for your grass.
Core aeration is an extremely beneficial lawn care service that can drastically improve the overall health of your lawn. Here at Little John’s Lawns, we offer a core aeration service that will help your grass transition into the warmer months coming up soon. Since 2012, we have provided this service for the homes and businesses in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, and surrounding areas in Arizona. If you are interested in our premium core aeration service, give us a call at to sign up with us today! We look forward to working with you to help you get the healthy lawn that you’ve always wanted!
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