by Ashley Arroyo Ashley Arroyo

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to get excited about going to work in your yard. Almost every homeowner strives for an attractive healthy lawn. Achieving this dream only comes as a result of regular and careful maintenance. If this is your dream, it’s time to start now! One way you can get a leg up on having the finest lawn it town, is to begin your spring maintenance now. Time to aerate!

We generally suggest that if you live where it rains a lot, you should aerate once a year. Rain can compact soil particles and increase soil density, this reduces space for roots to grow freely.

Aerate for these benefits:

  • Help promote moisture and air penetration into compacted soil
  • Open up free space to allow oxygen to get to the roots
  • Allow fertilizers access into the ground
  • Reduce water runoff
  • Improve rooting of grass or turf
  • Break up thatch that can harbor disease and insects

If you haven’t aerated your lawn in the past year, it may be time to do so now! Don’t hesitate to ask for professional help with a large lawn or if you don’t have any experience aerating. Many residential and commercial landscape contractors such as DeCarlo Landscaping Design provide aeration as part of a spring maintenance package.

Contact us today to get your lawn aerated for spring!