Core aeration is a technique that can be used to make your lawn look lush and green. However, many people are not familiar with this technique. If you are one of these people, you may find yourself wondering what it is, how it works and what the benefits are. Getting answers to the questions you have may help you determine if core aeration is right for your yard. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about core aeration.
What is Core Aeration?
Core aeration is the process of poking small holes into your yard. This allows water, air, nutrients, and sunlight to reach the root system of your grass. Ultimately, this helps it to remain healthy and to grow and thrive.
What are the Benefits of Core Aeration?
There are a few major benefits associated with core aeration. As mentioned above, aerating your lawn helps water, air, nutrients, and sunlight to reach the root system or base of your lawn, something that is not accomplished without completing this task. This helps your lawn to grow in evenly, helps it to remain healthy and helps it to thrive. Another benefit to this is that it is natural. There are no pesticides or fertilizers that are used to accomplish this task. Lastly, the process is fairly inexpensive and effective.
Can't a Yard Just Be Reseeded Instead of Core Aeration?
If you are looking to increase the fullness and lushness of your yard, you may find yourself wondering if you can reseed the yard, rather than completing core aeration. Reseeding a yard can add fullness to your yard, but often, these results are just temporary. The same problem will develop where the root system doesn't receive the water, sunlight, and air it needs, so it will die off again the next year. Aerating your yard helps the grass to establish a strong and sturdy root system, helping the yard to thrive.
What are the Signs Core Aeration is Needed?
Core aeration is not needed every year. As such, you may wonder what are the signs that it is needed. If you look at your lawn and see that it looks like it is turning brown or dying, if the yard looks patchy or sparse, if you notice weeds infiltrating the yard or the yard just does not look as green and lush as it did in the past, it may be time to have your lawn aerated.
The landscape of your home can increase your home's curb appeal. If you want your yard to look full, lush and green, core aerating can help. Meyers Green Services, serving the greater Columbus, OH area, can help you complete this task. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.