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Soil Lawn Aeration Services, Essex Old Saybrook Madison CT

Serving Essex, Old Saybrook, Guilford & Madison CT

 

Lawn Aeration Services Essex Old Saybrook CT

The basic idea behind lawn aeration is to introduce additional oxygen into the lawn and improve the quality of your lawn’s ability to breathe.

Core aeration is a type of lawn aeration whereby a machine with hollow tines mechanically removes plugs or “cores” approximately 1″ x 2″ of soil and thatch from a lawn. Our aerator does cores of 2” x 3 ½” providing the maximum benefit. These cores melt back into the lawn after a few rainfalls. Core aeration reduces soil compaction, creating a channel through which air, water, and nutrients can penetrate the soil. Grass roots grow toward these new core holes and thicken in the process as the season progresses. Grassy areas submitted to constant foot traffic require lawn aeration more frequently than do out 0f the way areas.

The Benefits

Core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements:

  • Improved air exchange between the soil (carbon dioxide) and atmosphere (oxygen)
  • Enhanced soil water absorption
  • Improved fertilizer concentration
  • Enhanced heat and drought resiliency
  • Reduced water runoff and puddling
  • Reduced soil compaction

 

 

 

The next steps

After aerating, it’s important to continue basic lawn care practices, including proper fertilizing, weed control, mowing, ad watering. Applying fertilizer immediately after aerating your lawn will put nutrients into your grass roots. This allows the grass to better prepare for summer heat. Growing a thick, healthy lawn is useful in preventing weeds as well. You can also reseed your lawn following aeration.

Aeration is a beneficial practice toward achieving a beautiful lawn. You should make it an integral part of your lawn care management.


Carpenter Landscape & Lawn Service is a full-service landscape company that comprehensively crafts and maintains quality landscapes since 1999 in Essex CT, Old Saybrook CT, Guilford CT, Madison CT & surrounding Connecticut towns.