So you’ve aerated, overseeded and fertilized your lawn. What’s left on the to-do list for the remainder of the year?
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We’ve talked about how important fall lawn care – including fertilization — is to the health of your lawn. Did you know your landscaping plants could benefit from late fall fertilizing as well? Continue reading
Did you know your lawn needs to breathe?
Over the course of the year, your lawn may become compacted which can, in essence, smother your turf and inhibit its growth and health. Aerating in the fall can be a vital step in correcting this problem.
It’s the time of year when the leaves are turning and you may begin to wonder when you should mow your lawn for the last time this year. Continue reading
We usually don’t think about those yellow blooms until they erupt across the landscape in the spring. But thinking ahead will help control dandelions and other broadleaf weeds before they get a chance to grow next season.
The Labor Day holiday has come and gone and fall is quickly approaching. This is one of the most important times of year for lawn care as you prepare your turf for the winter. Continue reading
As the growing season draws to a close, it’s time to think about shutting down your irrigation system. Lawn Pride has been servicing irrigation systems for years and has expert technicians on staff to handle all your repair and maintenance requests. From trouble shooting to spring startups and fall shutdowns, we can do it all. Call us today to schedule your fall shut down.
Quick Answer: Now
The recent combination of cooler Fall weather and heavy rainfall make this the perfect time to aerate any Central Indiana lawn.
Aerating is the process of inserting holes in your lawn for new seed to grow strong roots, fertilizer to help accelerate the growth, and ultimately achieve a thicker, healthier lawn. The holes (or “plugs”) allow for better water absorption, nutrient absorption and help in the process of eliminating thatch. After several hot Summer months the top four inches of soil becomes extremely hard and compact, leaving no where for new seed to grow.
Compacted soil keeps all healthy elements out of soil including water and essential nutrients. Without any room to enter the soil, thatch from lawn mowing is not decompressed and returned to the earth. It will just sit on the lawn’s surface, inviting molds, mildews, disease and unwanted insects.
Indianapolis aeration also increases the amount of oxygen that can interact with your soil, which stimulates root growth and speeds up the decomposition of thatch. When the plugs of soil are removed during the aeration process the grass is stimulated to produce new shoots and roots that will fill in the new holes and increase the density of your lawn.
Additional benefits of Fall aeration include:
- Increase lawn’s drought tolerance
- Noticeable improvement in overall lawn health
- Provide new seeds time to grow strong roots before next Summer
If you’re interested in a quote for aeration services from Lawn Pride click here.
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