Lawn Aeration Boise, ID
Lawn aeration is one of the most cost effective ways to ensure the best health and appearance of your lawn. This simple service will save you time, money, and headache in the future. So, for your own piece of mind, do yourself a favor and call the experts at Lush Lawn Care Pros.
We are so confident in our team and service, we guarantee you will be absolutely delighted. We truly believe we are your best option for lawn aeration in Boise and surrounding areas such as Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, and Star. When we come to your property, we are going to be completely thorough in our service.
So, for the best lawn aeration Boise has to offer call 208-260-1606, or click below to request a free estimate!
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- Improve Lawn Health by Increasing Availability of Air, Water, and Nutrients
- Encourage deeper, stronger root systems that will make your lawn more drought resistant
- Reduces compaction in areas that get frequent foot traffic
- Reduces issues cause by too much thatch
Lawn Aeration Benefits
There are many reasons why you should aerate your lawn on a regular basis! It is especially appealing when you compare the relatively low cost of investment with the many positive outcomes that are gained.
Increase Availability of Air, Water, and Nutrients
Most people don't realize that a healthy lawn needs more than just water and fertilizer to survive, let alone thrive. Grass also breaths by taking in oxygen and other gasses from the air through its root system. Issues such as compaction, excessive thatch, or poor drainage prevent the exchange of gasses from the air into the soil, which in turn means your lawn can't breath! As illustrated in the picture, pulling a plug/core from the soil provides a path for air and other gasses to travel to the root system.
Develop Deep, Strong Root Systems
The lush green vegetation that we normally think of when we think of grass is only an element (albeit a very important one) of the grass plant. Beneath the surface the roots play a vital role in the plants success. For a lush, healthy looking lawn, you need a deep strong root system. The space in the soil that is created by removing the core creates a pathway for grass roots allowing them to grow deeper with less resistance. A deeper root system means your lawn will make better use of water and nutrients deeper in the soil which also means it will be more resilient and resistant to drought and disease.
The Department of Horticulture at Cornell University has called soil compaction the “single most difficult and harmful environmental or abiotic condition” that can impact your lawn. Compacted soil puts the squeeze on grass roots, inhibiting their ability to function – and robbing lush looks from your lawn. If your lawn turns brown quickly when dry weather lingers, has thick patches of clover, tends to have puddles of water after rain, or is showing heavy wear and thinning from foot traffic, then your soil is likely over compacted and needs aerated. By pulling a plug of soil out of the ground, aerating reduces compaction, reducing the stress on your grass and allows it to grow to its full potential.
Reduce Thatch-Related Problems
There is often a lot of confusion surrounding the topic of thatch and whether or not it is good or bad for you lawn. Long story short, thatch is good for your lawn unless you have too much of it. How much is too much thatch? If you have over 1" of thatch, you will start to see negative consequences in your lawn's health such as increased susceptibility to disease and a reduction in air flow to the root system. Aeration punches a whole through the thatch layer allowing the necessary elements to flow to the microbes that break down the biomass that thatch is made of, thus reducing the amount of thatch and improving soil health. If you want to learn more about the good and bad of thatch, you can see our blog that goes in more detail here.
Best Time for Lawn Aeration
Lawns that show heavy wear and thinning from foot traffic, turns brown quickly when dry weather lingers, or have thick patches of clover are good candidates for aeration. However, there are times that are better for aeration and times when you should avoid aerating the lawn. When and how often you should plan on having your lawn aerated depends on many factors such as the type of grass, climate, and soil type. Here in the Boise valley lawns mostly consist of cool season grasses such as Kentucky Bluegrass, bent grass, and fescues. It is best to have your lawn aerated during the cooler months of spring and fall when your lawn is growing vigorously. You should avoid aerating your lawn during the hot dry months of summer. If you have heavy clay soils and a lot of foot traffic, you should plan on aerating more often.
Spring Lawn Aeration
Spring is a great time to have your lawn aerated. The soil is moist from the winter snow and the grass is kicking in to overtime. Because the grass grows so rapidly in the spring, the roots will have sufficient time to recover for the long hot summer months.
Fall Lawn Aeration
Many home owners choose to have their lawns aerated in the the fall as well. It is a great time for aeration because the soil is moist from fall season rains, and roots will not be hindered because in the cooler weather the grass focuses on growth in the root zone. This is also a great time to over-seed for thicker growth in the coming season, especially if you have a Tall Fescue type turf which is a bunching type grass. Because you can kill to birds with one stone, (aerate and over-seed) fall is a great time to have your lawn aerated!
Local Lawn Aeration Services
Lush Lawn Care Pros is Boise's premier lawn care company providing Lawn Aeration Services. We serve clients in Ada County which includes Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Eagle, and Star. Give us a call at 208-260-1606 for your free lawn aeration quote, or fill out or free online estimate form to receive a quote within 24 hours!
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