Keep Your Grass Nourished with Our Lawn Aeration Service
Urban Eden Landscaping’s professional lawn care services include dethatching and aeration.
If you’ve never had your lawn aerated, you may notice dead patches, a high concentration of weeds, poor water absorption, mushrooms and moss, and a generally fragile and sickly looking yard.
Regardless of the size or your grassy area, the talented crew at Urban Eden Landscaping can help you determine what type of grass you have, and how aeration can help it become healthier and more robust.
Our lawn aeration process is customized to your landscape while considering the area’s growing conditions and yearly growth cycles.
We will provide insight into what plan works for you based on the type and condition of your grass and soil and the time of year that would be best for treatment.
Why does grass need aeration?
The process uses a machine called an aerator to essentially increase pore space and airflow in the soil beneath your grass. By loosening and opening-up pathways for air, water, and nutrients to better access root systems, grass is given a better chance to keep itself healthy.
Aeration keeps lawns looking full, green, and robust, reversing the effects of soil compaction. Yards that become too compacted, whether by foot-traffic, accumulation of debris, or a combination of both, can starve to death. The result is weak, faded grass blades, nutrient-depleted soil, and fungal growth.
When to Aerate Your Lawn in Vancouver, Washington
Grass that receives heavy traffic such as sports fields, dog parks, and playgrounds, tend to have issues related to soil compaction.
However, homeowners will start to notice signs of thatching and compaction in front and back yards as well if dethatching or aeration hasn’t been done recently.
For dry areas, aeration should be done by a licensed landscaper once or twice a year for optimal results. But in rainy areas like Vancouver, Washington, once a year may be the only possibility since aeration should never be done when the turf is wet.
For most lawns, spring and fall are the best times to aerate a lawn, however, Vancouver receives much of its rainfall during this time, so it’s best to wait until your lawn has had an opportunity to dry before getting started. Ask us about ways to prepare your lawn for aeration during spring and fall.
Sometimes aeration works better if combined with other lawn treatments. Our aeration service can also include:
- Organic Lawn Fertilization
- Yard Clean Up