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Lawn Aeration / Core Aeration

Lawn Aeration is one of the most important lawn care services for maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn in the Boulder and Fort Collins area. A lawn aeration service alleviates soil compaction thereby allowing nutrients, water, and air to penetrate the soil and access the root zone of the lawn. Loose soil that has been aerated allows the grass’s roots to dig deep into the soil. Grass with deep digging roots will tolerate heat and drought stress better than grass with shallow digging roots. Organo-Lawn is proud to provide these vastly important local lawn care services for homeowners in the Boulder and Fort Collins area.

A lawn aeration service is also extremely important in developing a living soil because without air the beneficial microbes living in the soil will die. Most Front Range Colorado soils are very high in clay content and therefore, core aeration should be performed at least once per year (spring) and for best results again in autumn. Lawn aeration is an essential process for maintaining a healthy lawn especially with the clay soils that are common in the Boulder, Fort Collins and Arvada areas.



Lawn Aeration Service - Boulder

1. Compacted soils prevent turf grasses from establishing a healthy root system. Grasses growing in compacted soils tend to have shallow root systems.

2. Core aeration relieves soil compaction by pulling cores of soil up to 3 inches in depth.

3. Once the soil is aerated, air exchange will improve and the soil can easily absorb water, fertilizer and other nutrients. Air is also vital for maintaining and stimulating beneficial microbial activity in soils.

4. Lawn aeration promotes deeper root growth for a lush, healthy and drought-resistant lawn.

5. Over watering can all cause soil compaction. We recommend a sprinkler audit when a lawn is being over watered.


IDEAL TIME TO AERATE A LAWN:
Any time the lawn is compacted, the ground is moist, and it is during our core aeration season we perform lawn aeration as part of our local lawn care services in Boulder and Fort Collins.
LAWN AERATION SERVICE SEASONS:
Spring: March 1st - May 31st

Fall: September 15th - October 31st (later into November is possible if there's no snow on the ground).


FAQ - Lawn Aeration

When should lawn aeration be done?

  • Lawn aeration alleviates compaction in the soil and should be performed in the spring and/or fall. Core aeration allows vital nutrients, air and water to penetrate the soil. Spring aeration alleviates compaction and stimulates air movement for the summer. Fall aeration helps moisture quickly get down into the root zone and reduces winter desiccation. Summer lawn aeration is not recommended because the sun angle is too high and can damage exposed grass roots.

Why is lawn aeration important?

  • Aeration alleviates soil compaction, allowing nutrients, water, and air to penetrate the soil and access the root zone of the lawn. Air is vital for beneficial microbes and bacteria to survive and thrive.

FAQ lawn aeration