A well-maintained lawn is an important part of keeping your commercial property looking its best. Just like mowing, watering, and fertilizing, an important element of your commercial lawn care routine is aeration. The Benefits of Aerating Your Commercial Lawn
What Is Aeration?
Soil often becomes compacted over time, which can interfere with the growth of your grass. When the soil is compacted, air, water, and nutrients don’t circulate properly. Aeration perforates the soil with small holes. This allows water, fertilizer, and air to penetrate the soil and help the roots grow stronger and deeper. Aeration is an essential part of commercial lawn maintenance.
Why Aerate Your Lawn?
Here are several reasons why aeration is an important part of maintaining your lawn.
Reduce Soil Compaction
Packed, compressed soil makes it difficult for the grass to extract nutrients from the ground. It’s also harder for water and air to penetrate the soil and the grass to develop deep roots. Improper care, heavy foot traffic, and frequent mowing can lead to soil compaction. Aeration loosens the soil, allowing the grass to absorb water, oxygen, and fertilizer.
Improve the Health of Your Lawn
There are many reasons that aerating produces a healthier lawn, including:
- Aeration provides stronger, healthier roots, allowing the grass to better absorb water and fertilizer
- Aerating your lawn reduces puddling and water runoff.
- Aeration increases your lawn’s resistance to heat and drought.
- Aeration reduces thatch build-up.
When To Aerate Your Lawn
Many landscape experts in Texas recommend aerating your lawn about once a year. It’s best to aerate your lawn just before a period of increased growth. Spring and fall are generally the best times to aerate. For even better results, fertilize or over-seed your lawn at the same time.
To learn more about aeration and the services we provide, contact us today. We have been providing commercial landscaping in the Dallas area for more than 34 years.