There is often an impenetrable layer of compacted topsoil and grass thatch across the top of your soil that is starving your lawn’s roots of essential elements. Grass aeration punches holes through those layers to allow airflow, water and vital nutrients to reach the root systems of your lawn. When aerated, the lawn roots grow both deeper and thicker, which produces a stronger, more vigorous lawn. When fertilizing is combined with aeration, the nutrients in the fertilizer get to the roots.
It’s compacted topsoil that determines need for aeration. If you have noticed the formation of puddles around your Thornton lawn, you need grass aeration. You can also perform a screwdriver test. Push a screwdriver into your soil. If it’s difficult to push in, your lawn could use aeration. If the screwdriver goes in easily, the only reason for aeration would be to bypass grass thatch, the layer of living and dead shoots and stems between the soil and grass blades.
The growing season is the best time in Thornton for lawn aeration. During that time, the grass can heal and fill the holes left when the plugs were pulled. Different grasses have different growing seasons. Cool season grasses like Kentucky bluegrass or ryegrass are best aerated in early spring or fall. Warm season grass like Bermuda or Buffalo grass do well when aerated in late spring. Our grass aeration experts will wait until the time is right for your specific lawn.