Benefits of Dethatching and Aerating

Posted on by Urban Eden

Spring is upon us here in Camas, Washougal, and Vancouver, Washington, and summer is approaching quickly. The weather is turning warmer, which means most of us will spend more time outside enjoying our landscapes and lawns. However, having an unsightly lawn can put a damper on your spring and summer plans. There is a long list of ways to ensure the health and lushness of your lawn and dethatching and aerating is at the top of that list.

Dethatching

Throughout the year, debris builds up in your lawn; this debris is referred to as thatch. Thatch build-up blocks sunlight, moisture, and nutrients from penetrating deeply into your soil. This can cause your grass to brown out and die, leaving unsightly bald patches of lawn. For more information about thatch, click here. Therefore, removing this thatch on an annual basis is advised. Dethatching is the process of removing this built-up thatch, allowing the necessary nutrients to more easily reach the grass roots. For more information about the process of dethatching, including the tools required, click here.

Aerating

Aeration serves a similar purpose as dethatching; allowing air and other vital nutrients to further penetrate the soil. Aeration is often performed in tandem with dethatching. Aerating is the process of perforating small holes throughout your yard, enabling more air, sunlight, and moisture to penetrate further into the depths of your soil. The plugs that are pulled form your lawn can be removed, however, they are often left in the lawn to decompose and add further nutrients, helping to build your soil composition. For more information about the process of aerating, click here.

 

Both of these processes will help to ensure your yard is looking healthy year-round. Urban Eden Landscaping has all the necessary tools and experience to not only help revitalize your lawns but to maintain them as well. If you are in need of lawn care assistance, give us a call today at (360)567-6399, contact us here, or fill out our FREE estimate request form online today!

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