Aeration is the process of alleviating soil compaction and reducing thatch in turf grass. Compacted soils prevents proper distribution of air, water and nutrients within the soil. Aeration is one of the best things you can do for you lawn. It creates openings in your turf to ensure water and nutrients will reach the soil beneath the grass, promoting a healthier, more beautiful lawn. The turf pellets created from aeration acts as a natural mulch that also benefits your lawn.
The best time to aerate you lawn depends on the type of grass you have. Kentucky bluegrass is a cool season grass and is the most common type of grass used in Nevada. It tends to endure cooler weather better than other types of grasses. Fall and spring is the optimal time to aerate this type of turf to obtain the best results. Also, you should schedule your lawn fertilization for around two weeks after you aerate.
First Choice Tree Service offers aeration, fertilization and other lawn care services to keep your lawn looking great. Our plant health care specialists can answer any lawn care questions you may have. Call us today.