Two Big Problems in Colorado Spring: Thatch and Compaction
Colorado Spring’s turf and soil types lead to two big problems for lawns in this area: the problem of thatch and the problem of compaction.
Thatch – usually seen as a brown or gray thatch layer in a lawn – is simply a layer of dead roots and stems in your lawn. These unsightly spots can ruin the appearance of a lawn, especially as these thatch areas expand.
Digging deeper, you will see that the soil under the thatch layer is heavily compacted.
Professional Customized Lawn Aeration Service is the Answer
Integrated Lawn & Tree has actual aeration technicians who are trained to evaluate your lawn, including looking at problem areas, thin spots, and high traffic areas. This will ensure during the application we pay special attention to these very important areas of your lawn.
As with our Comprehensive Lawn Care Services, our Aeration services are customized to the exact conditions of your lawn.
What is Liquid Aeration?
For many years the popular go to aeration method has always been a core aeration. With advancements in the understanding of soil health we have seen new techniques over the 5-7 years become more and more popular.
When we perform an aeration the idea is to relieve soil compaction and help manage thatch. The thatch we are trying to manage is created because of compacted soils and/or soil types. What if we can greatly reduce soil compaction on a much larger scale than the individual little holes in the lawn? Well now we can!! The process of liquid aeration is essentially breaking the bonds of nutrients and other matter in the soil. This is allowing the pore space or airspace to greatly increase. We are essentially breaking soil bonds and helping to create space. These can be natural metals, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and more that are not only being released to the plant but also reducing the soil compaction that they are causing.
Aeration for the Seasons: How Often to Aerate Your Lawn?
Integrated Lawn & Tree recommends that you aerate your lawn during spring and fall.
Spring – after the winter, lawns are more compacted that at other times of the year. Aeration reduced the compaction, allowing oxygen and moisture into the ground to encourage healthy spring growth.
Fall – this time of year typically finds a lot of compaction due to root growth from perennial grasses; aeration loosens up the root mass and soil, providing needed oxygen and moisture to the roots.
Soil compaction is a reality for the Colorado Springs area, and it is a major impediment to the growth of health and lush grass. Lawn aeration is the only solution to this problem.
Contact Integrated Lawn & Tree to ask us about our professional aeration services.