Lawn Aeration Calgary and Edmonton
Aeration can be the difference between a lawn prepared with loving care to look great and last through the summer and autumn months – and one that never quite looks up to scratch.
Core aeration ensures that air and water circulation are optimized, dead thatch is removed, and new growth is stimulated.
That makes for thick, luscious green grass that all the family can enjoy in the warmer months.
A few simple procedures are all it takes to get your lawn ready for healthy growth in the months ahead.
Why Is It Important To Aerate Your Lawn?
Without core aeration, your lawn will struggle to flourish through the main growing months of spring, summer, and autumn.
Grassroots need oxygen and water to grow and thrive. When your soil becomes too compacted, roots don’t get enough of either.
Aeration goes beyond the surface appearance and ensures that, below the ground as well above it, your lawn is in good shape.
In fact, it achieves many positive things for your lawn:
Who Needs To Aerate?
To check if your lawn needs to be aerated, you can take a six-inch-deep core sample of your lawn. If the grassroots only grow in the first 1-2 inches, the soil may be too compacted.
Ideally, your soil should be 50 percent solid dirt, with 25 percent water and 25 percent air. If your soil is more compact than this, it makes it difficult for grass to grow.
To get more oxygen and water into the soil, it needs to be aerated by removing small plugs of soil from across the entire lawn.
Most Calgary and Edmonton lawns require aeration if they:
Some homeowners aerate three times per year and most golf courses aerate four times per year because of heavy usage, soil compaction, and the need to maintain a pristine appearance.
We do not recommend aeration for soil that has stones, rocks or tree roots right beneath the surface.
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Our Spring Packages Including Aeration
Spring is an excellent time to start getting serious about your yard. For homeowners in Calgary and Edmonton who want to keep things simple, we’ve created some Spring packages that bundle all the essential services together.
The Silver and Gold packages both include lawn aeration, as well as power raking, blowing out of beds, and first cut and trim.
You may also like to consider a weekly lawn cut service to promote healthy growth and help keep your lawn weed-free. An actively growing lawn naturally thickens and helps to choke out the weeds.
The Aeration Process
The lawn aeration process uses an aerator machine over the entire lawn.
This leaves small holes in the soil, approximately 6 cm deep and 1.5 cm wide, allowing water, oxygen, and nutrients to better reach the grassroots. It also creates deeper and healthier roots, which helps your grass to grow thicker and stronger.
When Is The Best Time To Aerate Your Lawn?
Frequently Asked Questions: Aeration and Overseeding
We often get asked about aeration and overseeding.
Overseeding is the process of spreading grass seed directly onto the lawn without removing any old sod. This can help to fill in bare patches and improve the thickness and colour of the lawn.
This should be done in the first few weeks of the growing season. After the ground has thawed out and is still moist, it’s a great time to aerate the lawn.
Overseeding can be done after the aeration process is complete, and if the rains arrive that’s fine as the seeds will love the water.
After the aeration process is complete, we distribute the seeds on the existing lawn areas and apply a top dressing of soil to protect them from blowing away in the wind or birds eating them.
Watering is very important once the seeding has been applied. You will need to water the areas at least four or five times per week to stimulate the germination process.
Why Choose Yardworx
Yardworx is the one-stop-shop for lawn care in Calgary and Edmonton. Our 30 years of experience gives us the expertise to get the job done right.
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Step 1: Book your services 24/7 through our online form
Step 2: We will schedule your services based on your postal code. Every postal code has a designated day of the week from Tuesday to Thursday. The crew may alter the day slightly due to their schedules and weather but do their best to keep as close to the same day each week.
Please note that we try to have every property serviced in a timely manner but all services are weather dependent.
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