Want to Restore Your Lawn This Fall? Start with a Fall Aeration!

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The days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting cooler in Colorado Springs, Denver, and surrounding cities.  It’s time to start thinking about renovating your lawn back to health after a hot summer. There are many ways to return your lawn back to its healthy state, and fall aeration is a good place to start.

Fall is one of the best times to aerate because your grass is starting to grow again after being dormant during the hottest parts of the summer. Your grass needs to receive nutrients and water for optimal health and longevity.

Aeration is one of the best ways to make your lawn thicker and improve the effectiveness of normal irrigation, fertilizers and lawn damaging insect control programs.

How a Fall Aeration Works

We’ve established that a fall aeration is just what the doctor ordered for a thinning, stressed out, compacted lawn. Here’s how an aeration works:

Aeration means that you loosen up compacted soil using a machine that pulls plugs of soil out of the ground. This process allows air, fertilizer and water to penetrate into the soil and feed your grass. No need to rake the plugs off the lawn, with water and time, the plugs will just disappear. Aerating benefits your lawn in several ways: reduces soil compaction, controls thatch, stimulates new root growth and improves water, air and nutrient filtration.

Because aeration opens the soil, more nutrients, water and air reach your turf’s roots. And layers of excessive thatch break down more easily, which can lower the risk of a lawn damaging insect infestation and disease. Aeration may be used in combination with overseeding to fill in bare or thin spots in your lawn.

Fall aerations allow what little moisture we do receive get into the root zone and reduce winter desiccation. Both spring and fall aeration’s allow vital nutrients, air, and water to penetrate the soil. Click here to read more about fall aeration in Colorado Springs. 

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