Aerification

//Aerification
Aerification 2018-03-20T13:57:32+00:00

To avoid any unnecessary damage, have Quality Lawn Health Services aerate your lawn.

You’ll save money combining all annual services, not to mention the peace of mind you’ll get from knowing your sprinkler system will be in the same state it was, prior to the aeration service.  Our technicians that arrive at your home to open or close your irrigation system will mark each head with flags. The aeration crew will follow behind the technicians within a day or two (weather permitting) and remove the flags after the aeration has been completed.

Why Aerate?

Compaction is a physical condition that slowly reduces the amount of air in the soil. Walking, playing and mowing as well as rainfall contribute to soil compaction. Roots need oxygen to grow. As the soil becomes compacted, soil particles in the top few inches are compressed into a tight layer and less air and water can enter the soil. The result is a weaker, thinner turf and more weeds. Aeration will help alleviate this condition.

Aerating is the removal of small cores of from the top inches of soil to allow nutrients, water, and air to enter the root zone. A core aerator removes soil cores rather than punch holes in the soil. The holes left in the turf become an avenue for oxygen and water to enter. Root growth around the hole increases and plant vigor is enhanced.

For more information, contact us, or call our office at 440-327-1936 and speak to a Quality Lawn Health Services representative.

Aerating should be done at a time when the lawn is actively growing.

This is so that it can recover from any injury. It is best to aerate lawns in Northeast Ohio in fall and if needed early spring. How frequently to aerate will depend on the extent of soil compaction. Heavy clay soil may need coring every year. Why should Quality Services aerate my lawn?

There are a number of reasons why it is best to leave aeration to Quality:

  • No hassle or additional charge to mark your sprinkler heads. It’s all included!
  • Have your dog fence marked by Quality, if we mark it and aerate your lawn and break the dog fence we will repair it for free.
  • No need to coordinate plans between two businesses. That way, there aren’t any surprises or miscommunications about who’s doing what and when.
  • No need to write a bunch of checks through out the season!
  • Could your landscaper make a repair from inadvertent damage caused by their aeration?
  • Flags are removed at the end of the service (also included).

Benefits from aerating include:

  • Enhanced water uptake.
  • Improved fertilizer uptake.
  • Reduced water runoff.
  • Enhanced gas exchange.
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown.
  • Enhanced heat and drought tolerance.