Aerating

Aerating

Aerating is another very important step in having a healthy lawn.  We use a machine that rolls the turf and then pulls plugs of soil out and deposits them on the lawn where they decompose.  A crisscross pattern or two-pass system is used to double the amount of holes per square foot providing a much higher level of aeration.  The three things plants need are water, troche oxygen, here and nutrients.  The purpose and benefits of aerating the lawn is to break up compacted soil and thatch to allow better drainage.  The holes allow more water to soak in and allow oxygen and nutrients to reach the roots.  Your lawn will start to thrive after an aeration treatment.  Spring and fall are the times of the year when aeration produces the greatest benefits.  Click here to watch a video and learn even more.

If your yard constantly pools water in the spring, aerating would be the single most beneficial thing to consider for your lawn.  Over the years, your soil gets compacted, resulting in poor drainage and nutrient uptake, and in turn, poor turf quality.  To increase turf density and root development, book an aeration treatment by phone or email with Ditta & Sons.

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Aerating benefits explained