Lawn Aeration

For Aeration call 850-420-2068

 

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You may ask yourself, I have a Lawn service, I have a chemical service, but why am I still not happy with my yard? The Truth is, you are missing THE VITAL STEP in getting the yard you’ve always dreamed of!

AERATION- Have you heard of this? Let me explain a little-

Aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, but most homeowners simply call it aeration.

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Your Soil is an ecological environment in which your lawn lives- Roots need moisture, oxygen, space, and proper nutrients to grow. Grass that grows in healthy soil requires less watering, fertilizing, and upkeep and is far more tolerant to abuse. Good aeration breaks and loosens the soil to a depth of 2-3 inches producing finger sized holes spaced 8-12 holes per square feet. These holes encourage deep root growth by allowing needed water, oxygen, and organic matter to quickly reach the root zones.

We use a specific aerator – It is a soft plug aerator which provides you with the most advanced aeration process available. The aerator uses a series of specifically placed tines that pierce and hook under the soil. Each tine lifts a soft plug of dirt to the surface while loosening the surrounding soil. The loose plugs of soil disperse quickly, spreading nutrients over the surface. See the picture of the tines-

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Additionally, our aerator attaches directly to the Zero-Turn Mower giving you maximum coverage.

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Lets Summarize the benefits

Aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:

Thatch is Broken Up: Your lawn is continually building up a thick layer of surface thatch which prevents the uptake of water, oxygen and fertilizer. An aeration session effectively eliminates this problem by breaking up the thatch barrier while the soil cores lift micro-organisms to the surface which speed up the decomposition of the remaining thatch.

Compaction is Relieved: Aeration is the only proven method for relieving topsoil compaction. Hard, compacted soil will result in pooling of water, insufficient transfer of oxygen and nutrients and diminished microbial activity. An aeration can be likened to tilling garden soil in preparation for new planting.

 Drought Protection: Hard, compacted soil leads to a shallow root system. Aeration promotes deep root growth which gives your lawn greater drought tolerance during the summer.

Water Savings: Compacted lawns with thatch build-up become hydrophobic! These lawns repel water no matter how much you water them. With an aeration, your watering efforts will not be in vain and you will save money in the process!

 Weed Resistance: Aeration allows water, oxygen and nutrients to reach the root level promoting new growth. The new turf growth will fill in the lawn and thereby crowd out weeds attempting to spread.

 Insect Resistance: Insects thrive in thick thatch build-up. As the aerator punches thousands of holes into the thatch layer, it breaks down the ideal environment for insect infestations.

 Increases Fertilizer Uptake: In addition to promoting water and oxygen transfer to the root system, aeration will also enhance the uptake of fertilizer where it’s needed: at the root level. Get maximum return from your fertilizer investment by aerating in the spring and fall.

 New Turf Growth: A steady introduction of healthy, new lawn shoots each year will keep your lawn vibrant and resistant to harmful weeds and insects. However, these new lawn shoots require room to grow. The thousands of small openings created by the aeration provide just what your lawn needs.

We offer Lawn Aeration Services everywhere in Okaloosa and Walton Counties

Call us so we can show you what you’ve been missing!!!

For Aeration call 850-420-2068

 

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