The long and cold winter can be very hard on your overall landscape, and your lawn in particular. The grass struggles to survive in the cold environment and the soil becomes compacted because of the weight and moisture of the snow. After the snow has thawed and the ground is exposed to the air once again, you need to provide your grass with some care and lawn maintenance service. Spring is the time of new growth and bloom so your soil needs to be fertilized and restored. Depending on the pH level, it may also need liming. However, none of these treatments will work if your soil is not properly aerated.
What is Aeration?
Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water, and nutrients to sink into and penetrate to the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeper and more resilient. Your grass will be stronger and your lawn will be more fresh and green.
Why Should You Aerate Your Lawn?
Aeration is one of the most important lawn maintenance treatments of the year. Experienced lawn maintenance professionals and gardeners will study the soil to gauge the compaction and determine if it needs aeration. Here are some reasons why you might need lawn aeration in Toronto:
· You have recently constructed or renovated your home. People generally disregard lawn care during this process and that can lead to compacted and dry soil.
· Heavy use is also a reason for soil compaction. If you frequently drive vehicles, entertain guests, and place heavy objects on the lawn, you will see soil compaction.
· If your soil dries out too quickly and has a spongy feel to it, you need to aerate it. This exposes the soil at lower levels to the air and creates a better environment for grass roots.
When is the Best Time to Aerate Your Lawn?
If you hire lawn maintenance services, you do not need to concern yourself with the lawn care schedule. Experts usually customize their aeration schedule according to the soil conditions, weather, and the type of grass. The best time to aerate the lawn is just before the growing season. This allows the grass to heal and develop stronger roots. The grass roots will spread to areas where you have removed the soil plugs and gain a fresh supply of air.
If you have cool season grass in your lawn, you need to aerate it early in the autumn just before the growing season is due to start. If you have warm season grass, you need to aerate early in spring before the warm growing season starts.
Why Choose Greenbloom for your Lawn Maintenance in Toronto?
The lawn care experts at Greenbloom can tell you how to have a healthy lawn through core aeration, fertilization and good irrigation techniques. We will also help you choose the best grass type for your region and perform soil tests to determine what kind of treatments the soil needs for the grass to thrive.