Lawns are an integral aspect of every landscape, as they introduce vitality, freshness, and a sense of spaciousness to the area. These surfaces are practical, making them ideal for putting lawn furniture and allowing children and pets to play. While lawns will see foot traffic, excessive use causes compaction problems.
If you have pets, they may begin burrowing into your yard, causing damage to the grass. Additionally, they may race around the open areas, resulting in additional damage. Further, your pet may pace around the same course, resulting in significant damage to the grass. Most residential lawns with pets have bald spots which mar the yard or landscape's appearance.
How Compaction Affects Your Lawn
Compaction causes water penetration to be sluggish, which inhibits root growth, leading to a thin, poorly drained lawn. The most effective approach to address this issue is to hire experts for lawn aeration services. This time-tested strategy is one of the most effective methods of preventing compaction and maintaining a healthy lawn. When you contact a proven and reputable company like Valley Lawn & Landscape, you can get high-quality lawn care and aeration solutions. We cater to residential and commercial clients in and around Union, OR, and offer aeration as part of our comprehensive lawn care plans.
Regardless of the size of your lawn, these tasks require a high level of competence, and we have the skills and experience for it. Regular aeration will dramatically improve the look of your property, keeping it healthy and vibrant all year. We employ a variety of aeration methods, including the following:
- Core Aeration - Also known as core plugging, this is a common method. Our professionals will use aerating equipment to extract soil plugs from the grass, laying them on the surface. This process enables air to reach the grass's root system, breaking up the hardened soil surface and allowing nutrients and water to reach the root zone. We typically carry out this process during the fall. We will then apply fertilizer, which helps the lawn establish better.
- Aerovating - Using a machine with oscillating tines helps dig up the soil by vibrating at high levels. This method is optimal for use in dry environments. When the soil is damp, we use core aeration.
Specialized Aeration Services
While we can aerate the soil at any time, the period from spring to autumn is more suitable for this activity than during fall. This is primarily due to the high phosphorus component of autumn fertilizer, which promotes root development. If your lawn appears lifeless and drab, contact a reputable company like ours and request aeration services.
A well-maintained and oxygenated lawn requires far less upkeep, thus lowering the overall ownership costs of these installations. We will ensure that your lawn receives the attention it needs to grow and be sustainable in any season.
For more information about our lawn aeration, please call Valley Lawn & Landscape at 541-213-1563. You can also write to us through this Online Form, and one of our team members will contact you to discuss your requirements.