If you have a Fenced in Backyard
Gate must be at least 50" wide.
An important area we often forget is
aerating our lawns.
Lawn aeration allows for the penetration of essential
nutrients to the grass roots. The playing around and daily
traffic your lawn receives cause the coil to be compacted
and become dry. Grass roots need oxygen and other
important nutrients for healthy growth. Aerating your Lawn
will go a long way to improve the flow of air, water, and
nutrients into the ground.
How will you tell it’s time to aerate your lawn?
Here are some signs to help you know:
When your Lawn starts Thinning
There are different causes of thinning. However, if your
lawn starts thinning and you cannot identify any other
possible cause, it could be time to aerate your soil.
You have a lot of Runoff or Water starts Pulling in your Lawn
When the soil is compacted, it becomes hard for water
to penetrate through the ground surface. If you, therefore,
see water pulling in your lawn or in areas where it wasn’t,
that could be an indication that your soil needs to be aerated.
Compacted soil cannot allow for water percolation.
It’s either the water starts pooling up, or you have a lot
of runoff depending on the slope of the area.
We should probably explain what thatch means, right? When
you take a look at the grass in your lawn, you’ll notice a
layer of dead grass matter. The layer usually looks like
shoots and grass stems and tends to build up right
between the green growth of your grass and the ground
surface. That’s what is referred to as thatch. Once this layer
starts to thicken than normal, it could be time to aerate
your lawn. Thick thatch is associated with poorly aerated lawns.
Sparse Grass in Areas that Were Once Lush
If your lawn that was uniform and healthy in all areas start
having patches or sparse grass, it could be time to aerate.
The soil around that area might have received so much
traffic hence getting compacted. The cramped conditions
make it difficult for the grass to breath thereby resulting in
weak or disease-prone growth. Weeds such as quack grass
and chicory grow and thrive in compacted soil. The presence
of such weeds is an indication to aerate your lawn.
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around Machesney Park IL 61115 including
Loves Park IL 61111, Roscoe IL 61073, Southeast Rockton IL 61072,
and Southern South Beloit IL 61080