Aerating your lawn is an important part of maintaining healthy turf. By breaking up the thatch layer, improving water penetration, and reducing compaction, aeration helps to keep your lawn looking its best. It also helps to reduce soil erosion and allows for better air exchange between the soil and atmosphere. These are just a few of the reasons you should have Spartan Irrigation aerate your turf. Here are three other benefits of aerating your lawn this fall.
1. Promotes Root Growth
Aerating your lawn helps to improve the overall health of your turf by promoting root growth. The stronger the roots, the more nutrients and water grass can absorb before winter, helping it last during the dormant season. Additionally, improved root growth will help your lawn resist pests and diseases, making it more resilient in times of drought.
2. Helps Fight Weeds
Weeds can be a major problem for lawns, but aerating can help fight them off. The process of aeration helps break up the soil, making it difficult for weed seeds to take root. It also allows for better water penetration, which can help to drown out any weed seedlings that do manage to take hold.
3. Improves Spring Re-Growth
Aerating your lawn in the fall can also help to improve spring re-growth. When the soil is broken up and aerated, it becomes easier for new grass seedlings to take root. The improved water penetration also helps to keep the soil moist, which is essential for healthy germination. By stimulating this growth in the fall, your grass will pop up bright and green in the spring.
Prepare Your Lawn with Aeration
Are you thinking about your fall and winter lawn care? If so, call Spartan Irrigation. We’ll gladly aerate your turf, perform seasonal maintenance on your sprinkler system, and install new landscape lighting around your home. We work on lawns throughout Lansing, MI, and the surrounding areas, so contact us today at (517) 882-1826.