As summer is wrapping up, homeowners should turn their sites from the beaches to their lawns. This is because the best time to aerate, seed and fertilize is the fall season! Here is everything you need to know about aeration so you can enjoy some proper games of backyard football this season!
Benefits of Aeration Process:
In order to achieve lush, green grass during the fall months and next spring, you need to allow your lawn to breathe! The way you do this is through a process called aeration. When the ground becomes too dense to accept water, air and other nutrients, it needs to be perforated with small holes. By doing so, the grass roots will have a much easier time taking everything in to make your lawn thicker and increase the effectiveness of normal irrigation, fertilizers and pest control programs.
When it comes to ground aeration, there are two major tools on the market today:
Spike Aerator– A machine that is used for poking the ground. It is generally a metal fork.
Plug Aerator– A machine that removes cores of soil from the ground.
If you want to achieve the best possible aeration results, opt for a plug core aeration machine. It is the better choice out of the two.
How To Aerate Your Property
The process of lawn aeration involves using a lawn core aeration power machine which is not easy to operate for most home owners. Also, you will need the correct grass seed blend and fertilizer. If you are not comfortable tackling this project, let the pros at JFK Landscape help you achieve the best-looking lawn in the neighborhood!
What to expect?
After the lawn is aerated, you will notice small turf plugs and holes scattered throughout your lawn. In a few weeks, these plugs will eventually breakdown feeding nutrients back into the lawn. Afterwards, water your turf consistently to facilitate the new growth and rejuvenation of your lawn.
JFK Lawn and Landscape Provides Professional Lawn Maintenance Services
For over 13 years, Jason Kahler and his team at JFK Lawn & Landscaping have been providing outstanding landscaping services to homeowners and businesses throughout Howard County, and recently expanded to Montgomery County and Carroll County. Family owned and operated since 2004, JFK offers services including lawn maintenance, turf enhancement, general landscaping, gutter cleaning, as well as snow removal services in the winter months. To learn more about what we do, check out our About Us page or our FAQ section.
If you have any questions or concerns about your lawn and landscaping needs, please feel free to give us a call at (410) 531-6208 or send us an email using our contact form.