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. We will prescribe a specific plan and aerate your lawn based on its unique features.
As with our Comprehensive Lawn Care Services, our Deep Core Aeration services are customized to the exact conditions of your lawn. We do not just run the aeration equipment equally across your lawn.
What is Involved in Deep Core Aeration?
Deep Core Aeration consists of making thousands of small holes, or plugs, in the soul below your turf. Plug aeration allows fertilizer, water and air to reach the root zone of your lawn. This greatly reduces soil compaction and the thatch layer, resulting in root expansion and the growth of a lush, healthy lawn.
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.