5 Aeration Benefits for Kitsap County Lawns
Without proper aerating, soil becomes more and more compacted over time, leading to poor grass health and browning. There are several other lawn care aeration benefits, as well.
1. Grass Health
When you aerate the soil, you open your lawn’s roots to better air and water absorption and nutrient intake. All this allows grass to grow stronger with healthier roots.
2. Minimize Thatch Accumulation
Thatch is the upper layer of dead grass. If left unattended, it can overtake your lawn with a barrier that robs grass of much-needed sunlight, water and air. When you aerate, you expose the soil to microorganisms that assist in the thatch’s natural biodegradation process.
3. Reduces Water Runoff
As mentioned, aerating improves water absorption, which carries the added benefit of preventing water from pooling. When water ponds in your lawn it drowns the grass, resulting in dead brown spots. Ponding also creates a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other unwanted pests.
4. Helps with Overseeding
Aerating before overseeding helps with seed germination, providing a moist and protected environment for seedling development and minimizing weed growth. Overseeding is an important landscaping maintenance element, and aeration is an integral component of that.
5. Improves pH
Aeration itself doesn’t improve soil pH balance, but when line or sulphur is applied immediately after aerating, pH changes penetrate more deeply into the soil where it really benefits root growth.
Aeration Benefits Your Kitsap County Lawn
If your Kitsap County lawn needs a boost, contact the pros at Nature’s Design to schedule a consultation and maintenance visit. We also provide any kind of landscaping and/or hardscaping services your home or business may need.
Aeration Benefits for Lawns in Kitsap County
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