How Does Lawn Aeration Work?

February 2, 2015By

Compared to other climates, it’s understandable that you may think homeowners in New Orleans would have it pretty easy with lawn care. After all, the hot, humid environment should make things fairly simple. Unfortunately, you may find yourself in the same boat as many others: when you look out the window, you don’t see the lush, gorgeous grass you had hoped for.

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Lawn Aeration

That’s why, at Fischer Environmental Services, we can’t recommend aerating your lawn enough. While we offer a number of other beneficial services, lawn aeration is one that every homeowner will benefit from.

If you are tired of seeing your lawn wither away day after day, despite your best efforts, aeration can help. Likewise, if you just don’t have enough free time to aerate yourself or understand what the process entails, we’re happy to handle this essential chore for you.

How Does Lawn Aeration Work?

Lawn aeration is nothing more than the process of puncturing your lawn to pull out divots of soil. The machine used does this at regular intervals, so these divots are spaced out evenly. While some methods actually punch holes into the ground, others will actually remove a core from your lawn.

The point of aerating a lawn is that it allows both air and water to get to the ground and then penetrate deeper. This is why it’s so important. If your lawn is not getting water down where it matters, no amount of rainfall or sprinkler time is going to have the positive effect you’re hoping for. In fact, you could be wasting a lot of money on your water bill every month because your sprinklers aren’t making a bit of difference.

There are a few reasons your lawn might currently be getting denied the water it needs. For one, grass growth may actually be the problem. Too much of it can create an impenetrable layer over the soil below. Areas of high foot traffic can create the same problem. Sometimes, soil becomes so compressed that it works against itself. Water simply pools at the surface, instead of feeding your grass.

Aerating is also important for allowing air to access the grass as well. By providing room to expand, air has an opportunity to work at each root that your lawn depends on.

Does Your Lawn Need to Be Aerated?

Homeowners with lawns that just don’t look right should definitely think about calling Fischer Environmental Services for a consultation. Chances are aeration would do the trick and, for most lawns, it doesn’t even take that long.

Other times, the signs will be obvious. Whenever you see water pooling at the surface, you know something is wrong. There’s just no reason that should be happening. If it’s occurring and your lawn is suffering, aeration is vital in the near future.

Lawns that have that patchy look to them are also crying out for help. Again, you may be giving the grass all the water and extra chemicals it needs. However, because those ingredients can’t get to the roots of your lawn, they aren’t the least bit of help.

The Fischer Environmental Services Difference

Aeration doesn’t have to be something you handle. There’s no need to spend the time or invest in the equipment. Just call 800-391-2565 and schedule an appointment with Fischer Environmental Services. We’ll start by providing you with an inspection that is comprised of 12 different checks and then creating a plan customized for your lawn’s care. Of course, if we discover that aeration is necessary, we have the tools and experience to carry out the process immediately.

Don’t let your lawn slowly devolve into an eyesore. Something as simple, fast and affordable as aeration may be all it takes to get the lush appeal you want for your yard.

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