Round Rock and Austin Area Lawn Core Aeration
Give Your Grass Some Much Needed Air
The idea behind lawn aeration is pretty simple. Like you, your grass needs to breathe. But lawn buildup can make it hard for your lawn to get the air it needs. To overcome these obstacles, you’ve got to poke your lawn full of holes. Once upon a time, this was done with a pitchfork and a lot of sweat and tears. Nowadays there are machines out there to help you get the job done.
Below we’ll explore the benefits of lawn aeration, when to do it in Central Texas, and why Golf Lawns should be your go-to choice.
Why Aerating Helps Lawns
To grow thick and strong, grassroots must have access to water, air, and nutrients. When soil becomes compacted or covered in thatch it can become hard for your lawn to get the resources it needs. It doesn’t take a thick layer of compacted soil or thatch to affect the lushness of your lawn either—just a ¼ inch can be enough. By punching holes through this barrier, you give your grass a shortcut to some much-needed resources.
Without regular aeration, your grass will become less resilient and gradually lose its bright green coloration. And, if left like that long enough, your lawn will eventually shrivel up and die. In addition to texture and resiliency Improvements, regularly aerating your lawn will also:
Why You’ll Want to Skip the Spiking and Call the Professionals
If you want to throw your back out, you can grab a pitchfork and do things the old-fashioned way. But in many cases, the result is a patchwork and haphazard. To truly reap the benefits of aerating your lawn in a place like Austin, you need to hire a professional. Lawncare companies like Golf Lawns have access to high-quality coring machines that get you better results in half the time.
Unlike spiking—the pitchforking practice outlined above-- coring takes cylindrical plugs out of your dirt. This allows for a more even distribution of fertilizer and nutrients than more manual methods. Though you can rent coring aerators, they’re not likely to be as effective as those used by greenskeepers and landscapers. You’re not going to find our Billy Goat PLUGR at your local hardware store!
Finally, a professional will be able to spot issues with your lawn that the untrained eye might miss.
When You Need to Get Your Lawn Aerated
Most lawns only need to be aerated once a year. If you live in an area with particularly clay-heavy soil or subject your lawn to heavy use, you might need to squeeze another treatment in at the end of the growing season.
In Central Texas, you’ll want to schedule aeration for some time in early spring during or right after green up. This ensures you’re not irritating the grass while it’s dormant.
6 Reasons to Call Golf Lawns the Next Time You Need Your Grass Aerated
When it comes to lawn aeration in the Hutto, Round Rock, and Georgetown areas, six things set us apart from our competition.
$79-$99 Core Aeration Service for new customers.