Caring for your Ohio lawn can feel like a full-time job. Your grass and beds need water, fertilizer, and access to nutrient-enriched soil for vibrant, hardy growth. And then, there's all the mowing. Keeping your grass at the right length throughout the summer helps it fight off pests and drought conditions, so it thrives all season long. While all of these tasks play a key role in any well-maintained property, there's still one crucial treatment to consider to ensure your Ohio lawn looks it's very best at all times: core aeration.
Key Benefits Offered From Core Aeration
Core aeration systemically removes small plugs or "cores" from the soil to help redistribute essential nutrients, air, and moisture to root systems throughout the property. Including this critical lawn care application to your home or business, yields a multitude of benefits that make it a must for Ohio property owners. Core aeration's many advantages include:
- Minimizes Soil Compaction And Thatch
Here in Ohio, we tend to live our lives outdoors throughout the warmer seasonal months. However, there's a price to pay for the excessive foot (and tire and paw) traffic our lawn endures when the temperatures start to rise. Over time, the ground begins to condense, causing excessive soil compaction and even thatch. Core aeration breaks up the soil, letting your lawn breathe. This new circulation of fresh air eliminates compaction for a healthier, stronger yard.
- Increases Fertilizer Impact
Proper fertilization is important; however, without consistent core aeration, the nutrients found in your fertilizer may never actually get to the soil and root systems. Removing plugs across the lawn increases the likelihood of your fertilizer reaching where it's needed most for optimal overall impact. Best of all, efficient fertilizer distribution often means you may need less of the product during future treatments.
- Fights Off Lawn Disease
Thatch forces water and moisture to pool at the surface of your lawn. Eventually, the wet top layer of your property may start to die and rot, creating a perfect storm for a wide range of fungal conditions. Aeration eliminates thatch buildup, allowing water to soak into the soil rather than collect at the surface. Reducing excessive water decreases the chance of fungus, effectively helping your property fight off lawn disease. Bonus: Proper drainage also helps prevent damage caused by flooding and water runoff. Core aeration ensures that moisture flows right down to the roots where it can have the most significant impact on your grass and gardens.
- Gets The Grass Winter Ready
It's no secret that, here in Ohio, winter is tough. Our frigid subzero temperatures can quickly demolish even the healthiest home or business lawn. A professional core aeration application ignites rigorous root growth and strength, getting your entire lawn winter ready before the first flakes begin to fall.
LawnMatters specializes in core aeration services for Ohio home and business owners.
Contact our team of lawn and turf care professionals to schedule your treatment today.