Springtime is here and April showers are filling our earth with water. You and your family can’t wait to be outside again soaking up the great Maryland weather and sunshine. But April rains are causing flooding in your yard and may expose your yard to mold and diseases. After the winter months, one key aspect of preparing your lawn for usage all summer and into the fall is Aeration. The benefits of Core Aeration and the related Over-seeding of your lawn in the spring and/or in the fall are many. Helping to eliminate surface flooding in your yard and enhancing healthy grass growth are just two:
1. Aeration will reduces soil compaction. Just as you wouldn’t try to plant a flower in concrete, a rock-hard lawn will hinder your ability to have great grass growth and may not allow your yard to absorb the April showers. Factors that contribute to compaction ofyour lawn are foot traffic, heat, and a lack of water.
3. Aeration allows access to the root system. By digging down into the soil and pulling out soil plugs, you will be allowing moisture, air, and plant food to soak into the soil right down to the root zone where they are absorbed.
4. Aeration enhances seeding and germination. Once you open the soil by Aeration, you will want to follow-up with over-seeding. Seeds germinate easily in aerator holes as the holes provide them a place to hide and touch open soil. Over-seeding introduces new grass seed to fill in bare and/or thin spots as well as thickening up the existing grasses.
5. Aeration and Over-seeding will loosen the soil to relieve the compaction, allowing it to breathe and help reduce the germination of weeds. Aeration and Over-seeding will immediately allow the April showers to penetrate the soil and improve your lawn’s current appearance.
Swan Creek Landscaping, Inc. helps homeowners and businesses in Cecil and Harford Counties with Aeration and Over-seeding services that will enhance the look of your lawn while meeting all of their other landscaping needs. These helpful hints and questions are just one way we serve our clients. From design, to construction, to maintaining your property year round, we will provide you with a landscaping experience that will exceed your expectations. When considering your Landscape, Hardscape or Lawn Maintenance needs, please give us a call for a free consultation on how we can turn your visions and our experience into an outdoor living experience you and your family will appreciate.
Phone – 410.378.8668