It’s a Good Time to Aerate
With an early spring on the horizon, it is
time to start thinking about lawn care. Raking is normally a Fall chore but
that does not mean that it can’t benefit lawns in the Spring. While running a
rake over your grass can help to remove debris and greenery that did not
survive the winter, the work does not stop here! At its best, grass is meant to
be soft, but lawns should ultimately be firm. If you are noticing a bit of
extra bounce in your step, you may be dealing with thatch.
Knowing When to Aerate
Soft or spongy lawn surfaces usually mean
that thatch has taken over just below the surface. Thatch might not seem like
an issue, as it is out of sight, but this tangled mess of growth can have a
hugely negative impact on the overall condition of your lawn. Instead of
letting roots or compacted soil strangle out your grass, you can have an Eenie
Meenie Miny Mow! expert solve the problem for you!
Early Spring might not be the ideal time to
punch holes in your lawn, but it can be a necessary evil. The biggest reason
that aeration is discouraged during the early days of Spring is that the opened
areas left behind can house weed seeds, paving the way for unwanted growth.
While weeds do shoot up during the growing season, your grass is meant to do
the same but can’t without the right resources. Ultimately, this means choosing
between healthy but weedy grass or a weed-free, brown lawn. This might not seem
like a great option, but the good news is that Eenie Meenie Miny Mow! also
offers weeding services.
In order to punch through thatch, the
experts at Eenie Meenie Miny Mow! use a variety of tools to get the best
results possible. This means healthy grass, lush lawns and an increase in curb
appeal. Clients can expect their lawns to be pierced with spike aerators or
plug aerators, leaving opened pathways. By creating pathways through these
seemingly impassable areas, water, sunlight and other resources can be carried
down, feeding soil and roots.