Lawn Aeration in Utah
Seasonal Services to Ensure Your Lawn Continues to Grow
Foot traffic, mowing, and watering can cause soil compaction and even thatch buildup. When soil is compacted, your grass will have difficulty growing a deep root system. Compacted soil also prevents grass roots from getting adequate water, fertilizer, and nutrients. Core aeration softens the soil and creates pockets in it to help deliver air, water, fertilizer, and nutrients to the turf roots. Aeration also helps thatch buildup and promotes a healthy, vigorous lawn and root system.
At Guardian Pest & Lawn, our Utah lawn aeration specialists have over 15 years of experience. We are committed to providing unparalleled customer service which is why we pay attention to every detail of your lawn to see what we can do to ensure it remains healthy and green year-round.
What Are the Benefits of Lawn Aeration?
- It reduces compaction of soil which allows grass to produce a stronger, healthier root system.
- Aeration opens a path for air, water, fertilizer, and nutrients to reach lawn root level.
- Aeration breaks up the thatch layer and helps return decomposing thatch and its natural nutrients back into your soil. Lawns that are aerated annual almost never develop a damaging layer of thatch.
- Aeration enhances heat and drought stress tolerance.
When Should Lawns Be Aerated?
Annual aeration is beneficial for all lawns. Lawns growing on heavy clay or subsoil, and lawns exposed to intense use should consider two or more aerations each year. Spring and fall are ideal times to aerate.
Why Over Seed at the Time of Aeration?
Over seeding at the time of aeration is a great way to thicken up a thin lawn or introduce better grass types to a lawn.
Spreading grass seed over a lawn will not give you the desired results. By aerating first, the soil is cultivated, greatly improving the results. New grass will grow in the aeration holes. Tufts of new grass will grow and then tiller out and thicken up the grass in your yard.