Hot, dry weather and temperature swings can make maintaining a healthy lawn challenging. Working with a qualified landscaper to manage your lawn is an important part of keeping your grass in top shape. Aerating your lawn is another helpful step. Although some people may question the need to aerate, aerating your lawn has several advantages when it comes to preventing brown, dormant growth. Here are just a few of the benefits of lawn aeration.
Prevent Compacted Soil
Compacted soil prevents grass roots from growing deeply, which in turns makes the grass less able to absorb water and nutrients and more vulnerable to damage. By aerating your lawn, you’ll break up hard soil, allowing the roots of your grass to grow deeper. Deep roots are especially important in dry weather, since they allow the grass to reach moisture below the dry surface of your lawn. Similarly, aerated soil allows nutrients to break through the surface and reach the roots more effectively.
Encourage New Growth
When you aerate your lawn, it is easier for seeds to germinate, since the holes created by aeration give the seeds a place to go. Generally, it is recommended that you aerate your lawn and overseed it to see the best growth. If you overseed after aerating, areas of your lawn that are sparse are more likely to see new growth. New growth not only makes your lawn look healthier, but it also reduces the growth of weeds and helps to protect your lawn from diseases, especially if you combine different types of seeds.
Improve Your Lawn’s Appearance
Aerating your lawn will almost instantly improve its appearance. As you create more efficient access to water and nutrients, encourage new growth, and reduce weeds, your lawn will look lush and healthy. As you continue aeration, you will see ongoing improvements over time.
At Complete Landscaping, we understand what it takes to keep your lawn looking its best in Tucson’s demanding weather conditions. Find out how our Tucson landscaping company can help you by calling (520) 323-8918.