Lawn Aeration Service | Core Aeration
Lawn Aeration Services
Typically, in Florida, after winter, your lawn may not look the greatest. Your lawn may have suffered some winter stress, fungus lesions, and even frost damage. Florida Lawns, even with a regular lawn spray service after winter, can stake some time to respond until the soil temperatures start to increase and match the ambient temperature outside gradually.
A key to kickstarting the lawn into a smooth transition in the right direction is an aeration service. All lawns over the years experience heavy rain, foot traffic in some locations, as well as natural shifting of soil and roots, etc. When this occurs, the soil becomes compacted and starts to reduce the oxygen levels in the soil. When this occurs, it limits the amount of air that can reach the roots, inhibiting the amount of carbon dioxide the lawn can release. A byproduct of this is a less than stellar appearance of the lawn.
What is a Lawn Aeration?
A Lawn Aeration process mechanically removes small plugs of soil using a core aerator from the lawn. This service aims to enable a better airflow around the Lawn's roots, enabling nutrients from your "Imperial Green" lawn spray program and rainfall to more effectively be utilized by the lawn. The ultimate result is a healthier and stronger lawn.
Why You Should Aerate Your Lawn
Aeration is a key service to a healthy, thriving lawn. With the removal of the compacted soil, the lawn has more potential for expedited growth space to grow to strengthen the root system. An Aeration Service also helps to remove thatch, which, when overgrown, can inhibit the uptake of fertilizer, nutrients, and water from penetrating the soil. A Lawn Aeration Service will also promote a greener lawn that will thicker, healthier, and have a stronger root system. Lawns with healthier root systems result in less weed growth competing for nutrients, less stress from heat, less damaging during times of drought, and less prone to Chinch Bugs and Lawn destroying insects.
Lawn Aeration Frequency & Recommendations
Timing is key when determining the effectiveness of a Lawn Aeration Service. Here in Florida, with warmer grass types such as St. Augustine, Bermuda, and Bahia, we recommend this service be performed between April and July for the warmer months and between September and December in our Location of Florida for the normal Fall application. If you are in a northern region, it is not advised to make the Fall application due to Lawn's early dormancy. We at Imperial Pest Prevention recommend having the lawn aerated twice a year, along with our normal Lawn Spray pest control program.
Ensuring a Beautiful Lawn - Problem Solved
With a regular Lawn Spraying Program and Lawn Aeration Services from Imperial Pest Prevention, along with a little monitoring of your Lawn, we can help protect your turf in standing the best chance of remaining disease-free, insect-free, and stress reduced. Imperial pest prevention guarantees you to be insect free, or we will gladly return between normal service visits at no additional charge. Contact us and allow one of our friendly office staff members to assist you. We are just a phone call away 386-956-9506.
All content has been written by Entomologist Jonathan Stoddard for the expertise of the pest control industry and is subject to copyright.