When your lawn is subjected to stressful conditions, it may become susceptible to a range of lawn diseases or insect infestations. These factors can be detrimental to your turf and can cause dead or patchy spots on your property. Lawn aeration is a chemical-free option that can help you restore your lawn back to full health. Aeration works by loosening any compacted soil on your lawn to make it easier for nutrients, water, and sunlight to reach the roots of your grass. Additional services that can help bring your lawn in New Jersey back from the brink include overseeding and top dressing.

How does aeration work?

Core aerator machine with plug on lawn in Westfield, NJ.

Aeration is the process of relieving soil compaction so that your soil can breathe. Your soil can get compacted over time due to heavy foot traffic, precipitation, and many other factors. When soil becomes compacted, it makes it harder for nutrients, air, and sunlight to penetrate the soil and reach the roots of your grass. Aeration is performed by running an aerator machine over your lawn. This machine will remove small cores of soil from your lawn, loosening the soil, and providing a path for nutrients, air, and sunlight to reach the roots of your turf. With access to these nutrients and resources, your grass will have everything that it needs to grow strong and healthy.

We recommend that you aerate your lawn annually to ensure your turf has constant access to nutrients.

Why is aeration the best option for a suffering lawn?

A suffering lawn can develop brown or patchy spots and will instantly bring down the curb appeal of your property. If you're starting to lose hope, don't! Aeration may be the best option to bring your lawn back to optimal health because it is a natural solution to a suffering lawn. While weed control and fertilizer are great options that can definitely help, aeration is a chemical-free option that you should try first before resorting to chemical treatments.

Your lawn needs sunlight, water, and nutrients to grow. If your soil is compacted, nutrients and other resources will not be able to reach the roots of your grass. This is what makes aeration so important. When your lawn is aerated, these nutrients and resources will be able to reach the roots of your grass, and will allow your lawn to start its journey to recovery.

What other services will give your lawn a new lease on life?

Seeds dropping over lawn in Plainfield, NJ.

While aeration is a great way to bring your lawn back from the brink, there are also other services you can invest in that will give your lawn a new lease on life, including:

  • Overseeding - This service involves spreading grass seeds across your turf. Overseeding after aeration gives the seeds the best chance to germinate because the seeds can fall into the holes created through aeration, giving them excellent seed-to-soil contact and improved access to essential nutrients. When you overseed your lawn, you can expect a fuller and more robust lawn that can better resist diseases and tolerate stressful conditions.
  • Topdressing -This process involves spreading a layer of organic matter over the top of your lawn to give your lawn added nutrients. For best results, this should be done after aeration.

Give us a call today to schedule our aeration service.

Aeration can be an underrated lawn care service, but its benefits can pave the way for recovery if your turf suffers from insect infestations or lawn diseases. We offer aeration and overseeding services so you can welcome a much healthier and fuller grass that can fight off diseases and tolerate stressful conditions. We offer our services to property owners in Westfield, Watchung, Warren, NJ and surrounding communities. Call us today at (833) 452-9666 to schedule our services.